On behalf of the City of Holly Springs, Mayor Steven Miller recently presented L.R. Tippens Education Center Principal Kelly Strickland with a check for $7,435 following the Citys annual Memorial Day 5k and Fun Run on May 26.
Strickland is excited to get to work with the net proceeds of the 5k, which had over 120 participants. I cant tell you how blessed I feel to be able to open up school in the fall knowing that we can greatly improve our program, she said. We have been trying to raise money for a walking path to be used by our students as a coping strategy, but we keep coming up short. This generous donation will help us to reach that goal and will also allow us to add to our sensory room and our Training Academy, which features mock businesses where students can practice career skills and prepare for success after graduation. I feel honored to be a part of the Holly Springs community and to be Partners in Education with the City of Holly Springs.