JHS Beta Club president Jaclyn Carlisle, third from left, presents a check for $500 to Deanna Crist of Care Net, as Beta Club vice president Cody Emerick presents Kathy Wells of Safe House with a $500 check. Also shown are advisors Chrystie Mims and Dwight Swindle.

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Beta Club makes two local donations

Published 6:49pm Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Jemison High School Beta Club raised $1,000 for two organizations this year.

The club’s members sold enough candy to give one $500 check to Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center and a second $500 check to Safe House, an area domestic violence and sexual assault center.

Deanna Crist, Care Net executive director, and Kathy Wells, Safe House executive director, received the checks Tuesday afternoon from Beta Club officers Jaclyn Carlisle and Cody Emerick, and advisors Dwight Swindle and Chrystie Mims.

“These are two organizations that I think the world of,” Swindle said. “These funds are the efforts of about 80 students.”

Mims said the club tries to raise money for local organizations every year as part of its community service projects.

“It’s a good lesson for young people … to give back to their community,” Wells said. “Every little bit helps.”

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