Driving for a cause

Published 12:43 pm Thursday, October 12, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Clanton Intermediate School is holding a unique fundraiser on Oct. 14 in partnership with Baugh Ford.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., each person who test-drives a car and fills out a form for the event will earn $20 for the school, up to $6,000.

CIS Counselor Lisa Baker said one driver per address will count for the fundraiser.

Teachers will be on-site to help participants fill out forms.

Baker said the school is hoping to have 300 participants, which will raise the maximum $6,000 for the school.

“The money will be used to purchase more Chromebooks, library books and books for novel studies for our students,” Principal Louise Pitts said.

Funding for Chromebooks has been a focus for many Chilton County Schools in recent years as the school system works toward having one for every student.

This is the first time the school has participated in such an event.

“Tommy Baugh, owner of Baugh Ford, has a child in fourth grade at CIS,” Pitts said. “He came to us and offered to do this fundraiser.”

Baker, who has helped coordinate the event, said she is looking forward to see how many parents participate.

Sweet Alice BBQ will also be on-site.