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“Make a Difference” Winners

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:52 am

Four projects from students grades K-12 have been chosen as winners in the South Cumberland Community Fund’s first “Make a Difference” contest.

The winning projects are:

Grades K-4

Fruit Tree Orchard – A community fruit tree orchard with cherry, apple, peach, plum, and pear trees.

make a differnceGrades 5-8 (tie)

Coalmont Community Garden – Planting Broccoli, greens, squish, gourds, and cultivating and preparing planting beds to provide healthy foods.

Little Free Libraries – Build “Little Free Libraries” and place them at several schools in the county.

Grades 9-12

Advertising the Fiery Gizzard – Fund a volunteer and donation focused advertising campaign to create awareness of the need for volunteers and funds for the South Cumberland State Parks.

“Coalmont School was well represented in the South Cumberland Community Fund Make a Difference Contest. Congratulations to both participants, who tied for the award,” said Bobbie Sue Fugate, teacher at CES.

“Dawson Misiolek headed the Community Garden project and Demariss Sanders planned the Little Free Libraries project. These students showed initiative and I am sure their projects will make a difference.”

Both projects will receive the full amount of $1000 to fund each of their Make a Difference projects!

“Thanks to all of you that took the time to vote,” said Fugate. “Coalmont School has been blessed again by the South Cumberland Community Fund!”

Like and follow the Community Fund on Facebook as we work with the four winning groups to make their ideas happen.

For descriptions of the winning projects, go to Please forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested.