VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Local educators in Vigo County were awarded almost $78,000 in grants this Wednesday afternoon.
The grant money was donated by over 130 local organizations. It was given as part of a presentation by the Vigo County Education Foundation.
The event was held at the new Vigo County School Corporation’s central office building. That’s at the former West Vigo elementary school building in West Terre Haute.
Lee Anne Bamberg with Terre Town says the money will benefit classroom enrichment opportunities for students throughout Vigo County. She is excited to see their ideas come to life for the students.
“These extra funds are used in amazing ways because these educators have awesome ideas. Super grateful for the opportunity as a reading teacher I know how important it is to get books in the hands of the students and to provide this opportunity for families to read together. So, it makes a huge impact,” Bamberg said.
One of many grants that Terre town received tonight was the Bingo for Books Family Night. Where families are invited to a bingo night for a chance to win free books.
Duke energy donated 10 thousand dollars for VCSC schools, including Terre Town. Rick Burger district manager for Duke Energy says that he knows the companies effort will make an impact for teachers.
“It’s gonna make a difference I see it. I’ve been here for almost twenty years in Terre Haute and I see what these teachers in the Wabash Valley do. They work hard everyday and it’s very humble to just sit here with them today and celebrate. It’s a celebration here today,” Burger said.
Duke Energy was the largest donor for this effort.