Crestview mom gets unexpected support for school district fundraiser

Published: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 05:17 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The City Council is sticking to its stance on waiving no fees for public facility use.

That extended to Crestview mom Tina Bannon's request to waive a $250 rental fee for a March 8 fundraiser at Old Spanish Trail Park.

The council's plan for fiscal responsibility, and to avoid double standards, has been to deny waiver requests. Following city leaders' Monday-evening decision, three residents donated enough to cover the fee, Bannon said. She didn't want to reveal the donors' names.  

That means Parents Together Okaloosa County, the organization Bannon heads, can present Stride into Safety, a March 8 fundraiser benefiting the school district.

More help needed

Only 83 of 195 county school buses have cameras installed, and the district needs $200,000 to outfit all                                                                       buses.

School district officials have earmarked $42,000 for the cameras with donations from the Young Lawyers Association and from board member Cindy Frakes' discretionary fund.

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