2018-04-17 / Community

Parent group raises $2,500 for Wells High music program

WELLS — The results are in from the Wells-Ogunquit Music Booster’s 2018 Textile Drive. 

Over the month of February, the parent volunteer group collected 12,800 pounds of textiles (clothing, bedding, etc.) and raised more than $2,500 for the music program at Wells High School.  The drive began three years ago and plans to continue annually.

For the past three years, the textile drive has motivated many area residents to clean out their closets and, in doing so, donate to two great causes, the WHS Music Boosters and the Epilepsy Foundation of New England.

Ashley Breton has been the organizer of this textile drive since its inception.

"This couldn’t have been accomplished without the support of our textile drop locations (WOCSD schools, Wells Town Hall, WOCSD Superintendent’s office, Prime Storage, Matt’s Barbershop and the Wells Transfer Station), the local papers printing our press release, all of the volunteers that worked on the drive and, of course, the community who so generously donated their gently worn textiles," said  d Breton. "It takes a village."

The Music Boosters would like to thank everyone in York County that had a part in this year’s drive.  

Funds generated from these collections are vital to the WHS Music Program.  For example, funds raised from collecting unwanted clothing and so forth helped to make a trip to New York City this year possible for the WHS “A cappella” group which performed at Lincoln Center.

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