Forest Area Music Department Receives Grants
Two grants were recently awarded to the Forest Area School District Music Department. The Forest Warren chapter of the PA Retired School Employees selected Mrs. Lori Beatty’s request as one of six grants that they give each year. Mrs. Beatty used the funding to purchase drumsticks and music for the students to learn bucket drumming.
The Lowe’s store of Warren donated 40 five gallon buckets to the Music Department, to be used for drums. Both East Forest School and West Forest School will be benefiting from the grants. They will be used in the Spring concerts as well as in the general music curriculum.
Special thanks to both the Retired Employees of Warren and Forest Counties, and to the Warren Lowe’s Store.
Lowe’s Picture: (left to right) Isaac Wakefield, assistant store manager, and Charles Bryant, manager of the Warren Lowe’s store are pictured with the forty buckets being donated to the FASD Music Department.
Student PIcture: (left to right): Gavin Summerville, Jacee Tkach, and Khloe Phillips are fifth grade students from West Forest Elementary School. They are representing the students in grades 3 – 7 of the Forest Area School District that will be utilizing the drums, drumsticks and music provided by the grants.