Yard sale to benefit teacher scholarship
Karol Bullen thinks the most important thing for children is a valuable teacher.
“We need excellent teaching… teaching that makes school a happy place for kids,” she said.
Bullen and members of Delta Kappa Gamma, a national organization that supports women teachers, are holding a scholarship benefit yard sale today at the Moffat County Courthouse Annex.
The proceeds from the yard sale will go to the Jean Nadler Memorial Grant-in-Aid given to a senior girl planning to become a teacher.
The scholarship is named after Jean Nadler because of her part in starting the organization in Craig.
“Jean was a very big part of our organization,” President Rose Siminoe said. “She actually helped start the organization in Craig and was a member up until her death. It’s a way to remember her.”
Bullen said the scholarship is also a way to remember Nadler’s contributions in the classroom.
“She was a wonderful teacher,” Bullen said. “She could make anything interesting.”
Last year the organization made more than $700, and both Siminoe and Bullen hope to make at least that much this year. “It’s really tough for kids to make ends meet and we like to do whatever we can do to help,” Siminoe said.
By giving the scholarship to women who have aspirations to be teachers, Bullen said it gives group members a chance to meet future colleagues.
“It also shows them we support them,” she said.
Siminoe said the group has been giving out scholarships for more than 20 years.
Today’s yard sale will feature furniture, books, household items, decorative items, clothes, toys, stuffed animals and dolls.
The bottom line, Siminoe said, is to give future teachers a little help with their college education.
“Whatever we can make we try to turn it into a scholarship,” she said. “The organization itself is great to help female educators. I think that the organization is very valuable. Anything we can do to help them is beneficial.”
The yard sale goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the crowd begins to thin out.
The public is encouraged to attend.
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