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Harris donates funds to Pike County High School

Pike County Commissioner Charlie Harris was at Pike County High School Thursday morning to show his support for education in general and the local high school specifically.

“I know how important education is and, right now, having to deal with the coronavirus, makes us even more aware of how important education is,” Harris said.

“I have a little money in my discretionary fund and I wanted to take some of it to let the administration and students at Pike County High School know how much they are appreciated.”

Harris presented checks in the amount of $1,000 each to Pike County High School Principal Dr. Charles Corbitt and Jonathan Chance, band director.

“Although it’s not a lot of money, I hope it will be useful in some way,” Harris said.

Corbitt and Chance expressed appreciation to Harris for his generosity and for his support of PCHS and its students.

Corbitt said the donation to the high school will be dedicated to the general fund and used as needed. The $1,000 donation will make be a good start for a fund for new uniforms for the Pike County High School marching band, Chance said. “I was glad to be able give a little money to the schools,” Harris said. “I appreciate our teachers and administrators and thank them for all they do for our students.”