Dealership, donor help Cathedral SchoolFor Mary Lou Spicer, attending Cathedral School was a family tradition. And being a part of the community and lending a hand where she can is just part of her nature.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
For Mary Lou Spicer, attending Cathedral School was a family tradition.
And being a part of the community and lending a hand where she can is just part of her nature.
So when she won the opportunity to donate more than $500 in school supplies to a local school collected at Superior Chrysler Center, she knew just where she wanted them to go.
“Her choice was our local Cathedral School,” said Burleigh Randolph of Superior Chrysler Center. “Being a couple of blocks away, it’s our neighbor and we’re very happy to help.”
Spicer said her parents, brother and sister all attended Cathedral School, from grade school all the way up through high school.
“I know that Cathedral has no state affiliation and gets everything only from donations, whether it’s through the church or private citizens who send their children there. So I figure anyway I can help them I will.”
Attending the church, she said when the school has drives for coats, items to help young families and her mom buys the school gift cards so they can buy supplies such as soap and facial tissues.
Supplies included everything from notebooks and folder, pens and pencils to a broad array of art supplies.
“We have everything from 3-year-olds up through eighth grade,” said Cathedral Principal Tim Johnson. “When I look at anything – crayons, markers – 3- and 4-year-olds are just learning to hold things and they go through a lot of material. We’ve got an excellent art program. Kids K-5 go to art twice a week; middle schoolers have it as an exploratory. Some of these will end up there. It will be used in many different ways.”
But contributions like this also help the school with its service mission, Johnson said.
Supplies the students at Cathedral can’t use can be passed along to area day care centers to put them to use, Johnson said.