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Last updated: June 19. 2014 7:16PM - 703 Views
By Charlene Hoeflich choeflich@civitas media.com



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POMEROY — Meigs County school districts are the beneficiaries of $16,000 from the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2171 of Pomeroy.


The money will be divided by the three districts and used for discretionary school programs as decided by the administrative personnel of the district. The money is a portion of funds raised through gaming. In order to acquire a license for gaming from the state, it is required that a percentage of the funds be donated for community use.


The state requires that a large part of it go to 501-C3 organizations, and that a smaller percentage can be given go to a non-503-C1 organization such as softball and archery teams or other local organizations in the community.


Tuesday night members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2171 gave Meigs County’s three school districts a total of $16,000 to be divided between the three districts.


Shawn Bush, representing Eastern Local School District, and Roy Johnson Jr., of Southern Local School District, were present to accept the check. Rusty Bookman of the Meigs Local School District was unable to attend.


Pat Aeiker, president of the Eagles, made the check presentation.


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