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Colonial Beach music students receive $1,000 grant from local donations

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Mrs. Mary Virginia Stanford helped Dr. Peter Fahrney present Music Teacher Ashley Gingrich and her band students a check in the amount of $1,000.


Thanks to generous donations from citizens like Mrs. Stanford, the Colonial Beach Foundation is starting a continuing tradition of presenting music grants to Colonial Beach students to help children in lower grades begin their education with some music background.

Dr. Fahrney, President of the Colonial Beach Foundation, said this is merely seed money to help get the kids started. Mrs. Stanford remarked, “I want to see the school have a marching band for the parades.”

The school recently was forced to cut funding for teachers in the arts, leaving one teacher for music and one for art to teach all grades.

 

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