Pilot brings home grant for GK Ed. Foundation

GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from United Airlines through a program that awards grants to organizations for which its employees volunteer. Greg Chandler of Kingston has been a United pilot for 20 years and has volunteered with the foundation for eight years.

The foundation is pleased to recognize Chandler for being a board member, board treasurer and volunteer. The foundation plans to use the grant in combination with other funds to distribute mini-grants to Genoa-Kingston teachers this spring.

The foundation will conduct its annual Mouse Races fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Genoa Veterans Home. Admission is $5.

The races involve real, live mice that are available for sponsorship.

Sponsors receive two free entrance tickets, the right to name their mouse and a fun evening involving lots of mouse-related activities. All proceeds go into the mini-grant fund.

Every spring the teachers of Genoa-Kingston write grant requests of items they would
like to purchase above and beyond the district budget. The foundation honors as many of these requests as funds allow.

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