My son goes to a downtown school. A school that is currently on the chopping block because of the expense to the board to keep it running. However, the expense to the city if the school closed would be enormous. And downtown Kingston businesses know this and that's why they stepped up to the plate to help this little school that could!
In February the school held a fundraiser for the kindergarten yard revitalization project (Not the kindergarten revitalization project as I called it many times by mistake - sounds like we're upgrading our kids). The more we as a community can support this school, the less the board will have to do and therefore the less likely it will be to close. With the help of donations for the silent auction at the dance from many businesses in Kingston, (like the Four Points Sheraton, the Ambassador Hotel, the Holiday Inn , the Rosemount Inn , Boiler Room Climbing Gym , and Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery) we raised over $3500 for the yard.
Now that's a community...and a school that I can be proud of. Thanks Kingston!