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Moffat County High School strengthened by $2,000 AmeriGas funding

AmeriGas representative Kathy Marshall, left, provides a check for $2,000 to Moffat County High School Athletics and Activities Director Mike Mitchell. MCHS received funding for refurbishing its weight room through the AmeriGas School Days program by collecting propane receipts from parents and community members.

Like many educational institutions, Moffat County High School has been hard-pressed to fund some of their programs, but some of that financial burden has been lifted off their shoulders — two pennies at a time.

AmeriGas Propane provided MCHS with a $2,000 check Thursday afternoon as part of the business's School Days program, which rewards enrolled schools based on gas receipts collected from community members.

For each gallon, MCHS saw a two-cent contribution, and over the past several months, 100,000 gallons equated to an amount that will benefit students greatly.

AmeriGas representative Kathy Marshall said receipts started coming in slowly but surely.

"The more people hear about it, the more they bring them in," she said.

Earlier in the school year, MCHS received $25,000 as part of the Celebrate My Drive campaign through State Farm Insurance, which was spread across multiple endeavors, one of which was to update the school's weight room for physical education classes and sports teams. The AmeriGas money will complement the $4,000 in funding the project received from that.

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Athletics and Activities Director Mike Mitchell said besides the need for some new equipment, the flooring in the facility desperately needed replacing.

"It's a godsend that we don't have to go out and get this stuff, it just comes to us," he said. "It's a $6,000 shot in the arm just when we needed it."

Mitchell added his thanks to all who helped the school meet its goal. This is the second year MCHS has been part of School Days, last year coming in just under the $2,000 mark.

Marshall said the company has also donated funds to schools in Oak Creek and Hayden, and she hopes to get more Craig schools registered.

"It's easy money for the schools, it really is, and they can take as much time as they need to collect it," she said.

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Sports.

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