Quick takes – March 9th

Successful effort

There’s good reason to be dancing and singing. The annual Dance Marathon, conducted Feb. 23 at Central Middle School, attracted 457 kids and raised $144,500.

These totals represent more participants than last year, and nearly the same fundraising total for 2018. In addition, scholarships worth $2,000 were given to students.

The popular fundraiser provides tremendous financial assistance for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, whose programs and shelter are vital for those in need of help from domestic violence situations. Those who participate or volunteer their time in organizing the event deserve thanks for aiding an important cause.

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Sustained mission

Jan. 11 marked a milestone in the history of First Presbyterian Preschool, as it reached 65 years of serving families by educating their prekindergarten children. That’s been a tremendous help for decades for families seeking early educational starts for their children, and who have both parents working outside the home.

It’s also a tremendous run for a preschool, one that’s still going strong with 150 students, and one that also led to the creation of Children Inc., another child care agency.

First Presbyterian’s sustained mission of offering early education for children in the community is commendable.