Program-specific dollars top $10K, CHS auditorium gets more than $6K, and scholarships approach $2K

    The Pirate Fine Arts Boosters recently made its fall program awards in the amount of $10,398.39, reports PFAB Boards member Jim Kent.  In addition PFAB awarded funds to support the Crookston High School auditorium in the amount of $6,100. This past summer PFAB awarded $1,900 in scholarship funds for four students to attend arts related camps as well, according to information provided by Kent.  

    The Crookston School Board on Monday happily accepted PFAB’s fall contributions. Board member Kari Miller noted that she has spoken to people from other communities in the area, “And they would love for their school district to have an organization like (PFAB). We really appreciate having it.”

    PFAB’s work is made possible through the donations of citizens of Crookston and the surrounding area who support the arts programs in our public schools, Kent said, adding that PFAB also received a generous donation from the estate of June Shaver. “Because of these donations our students and teachers are able to experience a quality of arts programming that would not otherwise be possible,” he said.   

    In addition to Kent, members of the PFAB Board include Elaine Metzger, Amy Ellingson, Alvern Wentzel, Phyllis Hagen, Belinda Fjeld. Dale Knotek, Beth Carlson, Greg Garmen, and Liz Thompson.

    Donations are always gladly welcome. They may be sent to PO Box 743, Crookston, MN 56716.  All donations are tax-exempt.