“We are extremely pleased to get this because it will not only be great for the school but for the community as well.”
Cringle and Butler credited County Highway Superintendent Al Rascoe for his help in putting together the county’s application for the grant.
Butler, a retired Saranac Central educator, said competition for grant money in the Safe Routes to Schools program was tough. Projects had to meet the main criteria of benefiting a county road, a township and a school district.
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” he said.
“Finally, the stars were all aligned, and money was available, and it’s just great for the community.”
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