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August 19 • 04:06 PM
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Walton Lions to Support Walton Education Foundation


02/08/2018 - The Walton Lions Club and Danny's Restaurant will host a fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 11, to benefit the Walton Education Foundation (WEF), at the restaurant's 14 Gardiner Place, Walton, location.

The mission of WEF is to "enhance and promote learning and excellence in education by providing financial and advisory resources for innovative projects that directly benefit the students, teachers and collective community of the Walton Community."

The foundation's goals are to provide additional opportunities for children of the community. WEF works in cooperation with the school and the district to identify and solve educationally beneficial challenges as well as provide the community and Walton Alumni the opportunity to continue to support Walton Central School.

Wendy Reid-Jackson, president of the foundation, told The Reporter the program began when state funding was severely cut and the school was looking for ways to support their programs.

Jackson is delighted Danny's is hosting this fundraiser to help the foundation.

The Walton Education Foundation also provides YMCA Camperships for students in the Walton community. A 5K run in June, sponsored by WEF attracts between 800 and 1,000 participants from Central New York, is a primary source of financial support. Reid-Jackson says the organization would like to be more visible in the community and added the organization is always looking for new members.

Walton Central School District Superintendent Roger Clough, stated, "I am very pleased that WEF is doing the fundraiser to help our community. We appreciate the support. I am hoping the community will come to support the WEF fundraiser."

The luncheon will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Danny's and ziti, meatballs, salad, coffee, tea, and lemonade are on the menu. Prices are $10 for adults, and children under 10, $5.95.

Those wishing to contribute to the foundation can send donations to Walton Education Foundation, Box 66, Walton, NY 13856. The foundation is a registered tax exempt 501 (c) 3 public charity. For more information go to www.waltoneducationfoundation.com or "like" them on Facebook.

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