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CJWL donation supports schools’ wish lists

March 2, 2017
By J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

A delegation from the Canfield Junior Women's League recently presented $4,000 to the four building principals to help fund a variety of projects to benefit students.

The money was raised through various local events and activities, including the annual Fall Market on the Green, which had a successful 2016 season according to CJWL members, who made the donation at the Feb. 8 Canfield Board of Education meeting.

"We have been around for 51 years," CJWL member Peggy Rowe said. "For the past 48 years, we have sponsored the Fall Market on the Green. This past one left us with record profits."

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After a successful Fall Market on the Green, Canfield Junior Women’s League not only provided a scholarship for a graduating CHS senior, but at last week’s board meeting, the group presented a $1,000 check to each building principal for a school project of their choice. In the front row are CJWL members Carla Elenz, Peggy Rowe, Sherree Zamary and Mary Ann Dwyer. In the back row are Canfield building principals Judd Rubin of Canfield Village Middle School, Travis Lavery of C.H. Campbell Elementary School, Mike Moldovan of Canfield High School and Joe Maroni of Hilltop Elementary School.
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She told board members that education has always been a priority when it came to donating profits. The organization also contributes to local charities that help people in need.

"Just since December we have donated to Operation Blessing, Beatitude House, Sojourner House, the Shoebox Project and a Canfield family so their kids would have a better Christmas," CJWL member Nancy Dove said.

For the recent donation, Rowe said CJWL reached out to the four Canfield Local School building principals and asked what was on their wish lists.

Hilltop Elementary School Principal Joe Maroni wanted to increase the school library and provide alternate seating in one classroom to enable a better learning environment.

At C.H. Campbell Elementary School, Principal Travis Lavery wanted to support a kindergarten teacher whose dream project was to redesign a classroom with flex-seating with balance ball chairs and stools.

Judd Rubin, principal at Canfield Village Middle School, turned wished to bring the Great Lakes Theater Company to the school for the fifth grade and support the teacher who mentors the MATHCOUNTS team.

At Canfield High School, Principal Mike Moldovan turned the wish list over to speech and debate team coach Jeremy Hamilton, who said the funds are welcomed as it can help provide travel to team tournaments.

"Our [CJWL] members enthusiastically support all of these ideas," Rowe said. "By giving each principal $1,000, over 700 Canfield students will benefit."

On top of the donation, the CJWL also will give out a scholarship later this year.

Later in the meeting, the school board approved the speech and debate team for a trip to Cleveland Friday and Saturday to participate in the Ohio High School Speech League state tournament.



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