GROVE - Grove Superintendent Pat Dodson accepted a $4,339 donation to pay for unpaid children's lunches from Rotarian Lindsay Rutherford during Wednesday's meeting. Lindsay learned about the need to support kids' lunch costs so every child gets a regular lunch regardless of their ability to pay. She initiated a Facebook Go Fund Me page to raise money from the community.
Dodson said that 62 percent of children in the school district are eligible for subsidized lunches and that the district uses state money to cover the cost of unpaid lunches which runs between $2,500 and $3,500 a year. Now that money can be used for other district needs.
Lindsay, a Grove High School graduate, was an outstanding softball player and attended the University of Arkansas on a sports scholarship.