Scottville students exceed fund raising goal for The Boot.

November 25, 2015

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

SCOTTVILLE — Students from Mason County Central’s Scottville Upper Elementary School have added money to the local fundraiser effort to purchase The Boot safety devices for all classroom doors at Mason County schools. The students met at West Shore Bank’s Scottville branch today where bank employees helped total up the loose change and count cash and checks. The students exceeded their goal of $2,975 by 68% by raising $4,431.38.

Principal Kevin Kimes became tearful as he read the totals collected by each classroom and then jumped for joy when the total was read. Kimes said the money was raised by the third through fifth grade students and their parents.

The device, which is being purchased by The Lockdown Company, is expected to be installed into 596 classrooms and offices in all Mason County secondary and elementary schools. It is installed in the threshold of doorways and prevents intruders from entering into a classroom.

Rob Couturier, who designed The Boot, said he has been impressed with the efforts of Mason County. While other schools in Michigan have purchased the device, no single county has come together to raise funds for its schools like Mason County, Couturier said.

To date, the devices have been installed into Mason County Central’s Early Childhood Development and Ludington Area Catholic School and Covenant Christian School.

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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