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Pickerington North asks trustees for cash to reimburse trip cost
Violet Township and the city of Pickerington both gave money to Pickerington Central’s band, and now Pickerington North wants some cash to help students as well.
On Jan. 6, John Brockhoff, president of the Pickerington North Band Boosters, asked the trustees to reimburse his organization $1,300.
In December, the township and the city each presented Central Band Director Mike Sewell with a $3,500 check to enable financially disadvantaged students to join their band mates in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Brockhoff said $1,300 was the amount that the North boosters spent to enable two financially disadvantaged students to join the Panther Band in Orlando to march in the Capital One Bowl.
“We did have fundraisers to raise the majority of the funds, and the students paid the majority of the $119,000 (total cost),” Brockhoff said.
Chairman Terry Dunlap said more numbers needed to be provided before he and his fellow trustees would make a decision.
Central provided information including the cost per student and the amount of money collected through fundraising, Dunlap said.
If Brockhoff returns with more detailed numbers, the trustees will consider the reimbursement at the Jan. 20 meeting, Dunlap said.
Trustee Gary Weltlich recommended that Brockhoff approach the Pickerington City Council.
Brockhoff said he planned to approach the city in January.
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