Laurel Lake Music Society donates $1,700 to local schools

Published 2:54 pm Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Laurel Lake Music Society, Inc. donated $1,700 to support the music education teachers and programs in primary and middle schools in Polk County and in the Landrum Area School District this year.

Modest grants were made to six schools in the area. The Saluda Elementary School, Polk Central Elementary School, Polk County Middle School, Tryon Elementary School, O.P. Earle Elementary School in Landrum and Landrum Middle School received this money.

The grants were used for supplies, equipment and simple instruments that are needed for the programs but could not be paid for from the regular public school budgets. The size of each grant was related to the number of students and the needs of the school.

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This activity is in addition to the scholarship awards to high school music students in the local area to attend the three week Cannon Summer Music Camp on the campus of Appalachian State University. This year a total of ten music students received these awards at a total cost of $13,700. The Laurel Lake Music Society says they are pleased to be able to continue their support for these music activities in the community.

The Laurel Lake Music Society, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization and is an IRS qualified 501(c) 3 corporation. The society is entirely funded by donations from the residents of Tryon Estates, an ACTS Retirement Life Community in Columbus.