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By Ceday Key School Journalism Class

Flutist Program

By Zo Stuber

A flutist is performing in Cedar Key School's auditorium today for students in kindergarten through second grade at 9 a.m. The title of the concert is "Musical Imagination." The flutist will also be playing a concert called "Myths, Legends, and Fables" at 10 a.m. for third through fifth grades. At 11 a.m., the flutist will be performing for middle school students in a concert called, "World Turned Upside Down," which features music from the Revolutionary War.

Two Playgrounds, Two Fundraisers?

By Lindsay Edmunds

Phil Parker presented a check for $5,000 on behalf of The Plum Creek Foundation to Cedar Key School on Jan. 11. The money will be used for the improvement of the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten playground at Cedar Key School.

These improvements include, but are not limited to, leveling the playground and laying sod, placing tire shavings below the swings for safety, landscaping, and adding picnic tables and handicap access.

The Plum Creek Foundation is a private landowner of more than eight million acres of timberland in the U.S., 598,000 of which are in Florida. Plum Creek also owns land in the Gulf Hammock area, near Cedar Key. Given that Plum Creek is dedicated to community involvement in areas near their timberlands, they donated $5,000 to the Pre-K and Kindergarten playground fundraiser at CKS.

The teachers involved in fundraising for the Pre-K and Kindergarten playground held a chicken dinner on Jan. 25, the night of Homecoming at CKS. The teachers had the assistance of the Cedar Key Lioness and the Volunteer Fire Department, since they are donating their time to help with the fundraiser. They raised a total of $943 and received a donation of $100.

As for the elementary playground, PTO has raised $25,000 thus far, including a $10,000 donation from the Lion's Club. $15,000 is still needed for the restoration of the presently dilapidated playground. The PTO will be raising funds for the elementary playground. PTO, along with the Aquaculture and Oysterman's Association, plan to hold an oyster and clam dinner, with an admission fee of $8, on Feb. 29, from 5-7 at the City Park in downtown Cedar Key. Music will be provided by Mike Allen and friends.

The next fundraiser in mind for the Elementary playground is a Pie and Dessert Auction, which will tentatively take place around March 20.