Booster club gives thousands to school district

Kirksville R-III Booster Club gave more than $100,000 thousand dollars to the Kirksville School District.

The Kirksville R-III Booster Club had a record year. The club gave more than $100,000 to the Kirksville School District.

At Wednesday night's meeting, the booster club presented the district with a check for $40,000. Bringing the total amount donated for the 2012-13 school year to $115,430.

Kirksville R-III Booster Club President Greg Gordon said in the past two years the club has given more than $200,000. He said that money has come from a lot of hard work and fundraisers.

â??I tell you, it feels good,â?? Gordon said. â??It's really fun to give money back and to help give the kids opportunities that they might not have had without the support of the community, which is really what allows us to do that.â??

Gordon said the club supports all student activities... from the art club to the track team.