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Donate directly to the Paris High School Band, not to the Prairie Press –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On March 17, 2016


There has been a recent push to collect donations to help the Paris High School Band and their quest to go to Disney World and march in the Parade.

We fully support the band’s fund raising for this trip – it will be a great experience for them.

The Prairie Press has been running articles asking for donations to some sort of “booster club” for themselves, and cloaking it in as helping the Paris High School Band by donating a mere 10% of your donations to the band.

10% ? …and you get nothing other than a bumper sticker advertising the Prairie Press for a $20 “donation”, of which a whole $2 will actually go to the band?

ECWd issues this challenge to the PP: Increase the percentage to make it meaningful!

The Edgar County Watchdogs understand the goal and suggest that instead, you simply make your donation directly to the Paris High School Band Parent Association, who will then apply 100% of your generous donation to their goal of a trip to Disney World.

The Edgar County Watchdogs have pledged to donate $100.00 to the Paris High School Band Parent Association, and we will send it directly to them so that all of it will go to where it is intended to go.

You can mail your donations to the Paris High School Band Parent Association at the below address and have all of it go towards the trip:

14040 E. 1200th Road
Paris, Illinois 61944








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  • NiteCat
    Posted at 10:13h, 17 March Reply

    Who in their right mind would donate to a news sponsored “booster” club when their is a school approved band parents club accepting direct donations for this purpose? What is Prairie Press’ motivation for this “booster” club?

    • Blue Steele
      Posted at 13:52h, 18 March Reply

      Does Kathy Rhoads still work there?

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