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CHS Band Boosters trying to recover losses through yard sale fundraiser

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Don’t throw away your unwanted furniture or children’s items just yet. It might help the Caroline High School Band Boosters recover some of their lost funds.

The boosters will run a yard sale at the Mayberry Days Festival, which is set for April 19 in Bowling Green.

Sylvia Martin, president of the Caroline Band Parent Association, said they’re seeking donations of gently used household items, such as furniture, toys, and sporting goods, but not clothing. The boosters are in the process of scheduling drop-off dates to receive donations. They aim to set up a drop-off site on both sides of the county during Saturdays in March. Exact times and dates are to be announced.

Any money raised would be go toward new uniforms and equipment, as well as equipment maintenance. About 35 students are currently involved in marching band, and most are expected to help run the yard sale.

Caroline High’s athletic and music boosters lost nearly $7,000 last summer, and their former treasurer, Michelle S. Sullivan, was charged with two felony counts of embezzlement and is facing a trial in Caroline General District Court.

“We suffered a loss,” Martin said. “We’re still trying to get back up on our feet.”

The CHS Band Boosters also accepts monetary donations, which can be mailed to P.O. Box 529, Ruther Glen, VA 22546.