A Scott County School District is making an effort to get Winchester’s Marshall Chevrolet back on its feet.
Karen Daniels is a Special Needs Coordinator at Winchester Elementary/High School and a coordinator for multiple fundraisers put on by the school. Daniels says the giving began with a “Penny War” fundraiser back in November.
“We had a fundraiser to raise money for veterans in the area. The school raised over $2,500 and it was donated to the American Legion.”
After the fire at Marshall Chevrolet, the American Legion informed the school the money raised would go to a pair of veterans employed at the dealership.
Daniels says the Winchester School District began another fundraiser a week ago that went directly towards Marshall Chevrolet. The “Fill the Bucket” campaign raised over $1,200.
After years of generosity from Marshall Chevrolet, Daniels says it felt good to return the favor during the dealership’s time of need.
“Every morning you put buckets out and the students would even bring in their piggy banks and donate that to the cause. It was wonderful to see the students come together and help our community members. Many of those people impacted by the fire have students and family in our school. It was a good way for our students to learn about community service and how they can help others.”
The Marshall Chevrolet building in Winchester was completely destroyed during a January fire. Owner Paul Reuter says plans are in motion to rebuild the business that has been in Winchester for the last 85 years.