School door safety campaign funds reach over 65% of goal.

February 1, 2016
Smith & Eddy Insurance donated to The Boot project this morning. Employees presented a check to Sheriff Cole, along with school superintendents Jeff Mount (MCC), Andrea Large (LAS) and Paul Shoup (MCE). Photo by Becky Alway.

Smith & Eddy Insurance donated to The Boot project this morning. Employees presented a check to Sheriff Cole, along with school superintendents Jeff Mount (MCC), Andrea Large (LAS) and Paul Shoup (MCE). Photo by Becky Alway.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

SCOTTVILLE — The fund raising campaign to purchase and install door safety devices in all area schools has exceeded 65% of its goal. This morning, donations were received from Smith & Eddy Insurance ($1,000) and Shelby State Bank ($1,000).

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole is leading up the fundraising effort, which will purchase an item known as The Boot in the thresholds of nearly every door of every school in the county. The total project cost is $180,000 with $117,000 raised to date, including this morning’s donations.

Cole said installation has taken place in almost every school with representatives from the Lockdown Company, makers of The Boot, expected to return this week to Ludington Area Schools to complete the project.

Those wishing to donate, may write a check to the Friends of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, c/o Community Foundation for Mason County, PO Box 10, Ludington, MI 49431. Note in the memo line: Adopt A Door.

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