Book fund is growing

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Students, clubs, a charitable foundation and a law firm are among the donors in today’s Impact Summer Reading report.

And Food Lion co-founder Ralph Ketner, who already pledged $10,000, kicked in an additional $5,000.

Many thanks to all for supporting this effort to boost literacy in middle and high schools in the Rowan-Salisbury School System.

The Post is spearheading the $76,000 drive to put a book in the hands of every rising sixth- through 12th-grader in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools at the beginning of the summer. The students get to choose their books from a list and then claim them as their own.

During the summer, schools will host events in which students can join book discussions, take part in activities and swap books.

Here’s the latest list of donors. Again, thank you, everyone. Details on how to give are below the list.


Sunday’s total …$13,594.92

East Rowan High School students … $32.30

Ralph Ketner … (additional) $5,000

Lynn Moody … $250

Peripatetic Reviewers Book Club … $100

For Knox Middle and Salisbury High, from Debbie Lucas and Rick Lewis … $200

For Knox Middle and Salisbury High, from Dem and Susan Ward … $200

For Knox Middle School, from Ann and Bucky Cline … $100

Hurley-Trammell Foundation … $500

Salisbury Woman’s Club … $25

Richard E. Travis … $60

Kluttz, Reamer, Hayes, Adkins & Carter LLP … $500

Tomme and Jane Gamewell … $1,000

Total to date … $21,562.22

How to give

For the convenience of parents and teachers, donations may be made directly at individual schools, if the donors like. Just make clear the gift is for the Impact Summer Reading Fund.

All checks will be channeled through the central office to be sure the Post gets the information to publish in the paper.

Other ways to give:

By check, made out to the Rowan-Salisbury School System, with “Impact Summer Reading” in the memo line. Also indicate whether you want the funds to go to a particular school. Tributes are welcome. Please mail to:

Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Attn: Tara Trexler

P.O. Box 2349

Salisbury, NC 28145-2349

Checks may also be dropped off at one of the school administrative sites located at 314 N. Ellis St, Salisbury or 110 S. Long St, East Spencer

• By credit card online at Note that credit card companies take approximately a 3 percent fee out of each transaction.

• By transfer, for those who make their donations through Foundations for the Carolinas; please call Meg Dees at 704-224-8840.