Students, staff and other members of the Mary H. Matula Elementary School community recently donated more than $6,000 to the Charles County "Kids for the Carousel Project."
Funds were collected during the past two years and containers were displayed in the school's main office and during Matula's family night events. Eagle Management System, LLC, a local family business, also donated funds to the project on behalf of the school.
Matula Principal Carol Leveillee presented the check Dec. 19 to Bob Boyce, president of the Southern Maryland Carousel Group, and to Burkey Boggs, vice president of the Southern Maryland Carousel Group.
The Southern Maryland Carousel Group was established in 2004 and plans to construct an old world style carousel at Laurel Springs Park, located off Radio Station Road in La Plata. The group plans to complete the carousel next year and will include a wood-carved dolphin on the carousel to recognize Matula for their donation.
Pictured above, from left to right, are: Southern Maryland Carousel Group Vice President Burkey Boggs, Mary H. Matula Elementary School Principal Carol Leveillee, and Southern Maryland Carousel Group President Bob Boyce. Leveillee presented the Southern Maryland Carousel Group with a check for $6,000 Dec. 19 to benefit the "Kids for the Carousel Project."
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