On May 9th, 2012, the gymnasium of Rapid City’s Horace Mann Elementary School filled with excited students as they gathered to receive a $3,000 check from the Colonial House. Compliments of the 2011-2012 Community Dough Fund, the decision to donate the money to Horace Mann was made after reading letters written by the students.
The Community Dough Fund is raised through a “Civic Mondays” program, in which $2.00 is subtracted from guest checks when they wear a shirt bearing a local civic organization’s logo.
The money is placed into the fund and matched by the Colonial House. Staff also contributes a portion of their tips toward the fund.
The Beshara family was happy to present Horace Mann Elementary with a $3,000 donation check.