From left to right: Mischell Fryar (FBLA-DECA Advisor) and Lauren Rosendahl (FBLA-DECA VP Social Activities) accept a check from Chris McDonald from AmeriGas.
10/12/2017 7:29:00 AM AmeriGas Propane donates $750 to School District of Rhinelander programs
AmeriGas Propane recently donated a total of $750 to three different programs at the School District of Rhinelander: $250 for the FBLA/DECA club at RHS, $250 for the RHS Dance Team, and $250 for the Hodags Care program.
"The AmeriGas team raised funds for donation through BBQ cylinder sales on their customer appreciation day," according to a school district press release. "They took 50 percent of every sale and set it aside for donation to the School District of Rhinelander. Every year they pick a day, typically 'Ridikulus Dae,' and run a sale on BBQ cylinder fillups, then make a donation to support the community."
In previous years the company has donated to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry and began a "fill a backpack" program in support of the Kids in Need organization, the release states. This year they held a second cylinder filling sale day in an effort to increase their community contribution; they dedicated one sale day to the school district and the other to "fill a backpack" and both had tremendous community support. Their team decided on the school district this year to assist programs that could use more funding support; the youth are our future and should have every opportunity to actively grow, the release sates.
FBLA/DECA at RHS prepares students for "real world" professional experiences in business management and administration; finance; marketing; hospitality and tourism; logistics; and related careers. Members are provided with unique opportunities to practice the skills and knowledge they are learning in the classroom; as well as, gaining the competitive edge for college and career success.
The RHS Dance Team has competed in Hip Hop, Kick, Jazz and Pom over the years. This year they will compete in Hip Hop and Pom.
The team also hosts dance camps for youngewr children, performs at football and basketball games, and participates in the local Fouth of July parade.
The Hodags Care program is set up to provide school breakfast and lunches to students whose families are struggling financially due to short-term financial hardships. The program is funded through private donations.
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