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SLSD brings in more than $1,000 at surplus sale

by Rebecca Pettingill
Staff Writer | August 24, 2022 5:00 PM

SOAP LAKE — During the Soap Lake School District school board meeting Monday night, Superintendent Kim Casey announced to the board that they raised more than $1,000 in their surplus sale on Saturday.

“It was really good,” said Casey to the board. “I think it was good for the community to see what we’re doing, it was good for the publicity and to help those that maybe needed something.”

Casey explained to the board that while all the items were priced at five cents to one dollar, a lot of people when purchasing their items, would round up or tell the staff at the cash table to keep the change of whatever bill they were given.

“The money received will go back in what is called the 'general fund' basically where the money was spent from all those many years ago,” Casey said in an email to the Columbia Basin Herald. “Our goal is to continue to be good stewards of money while partnering with those in our community who can repurpose items.”

Any leftover items will be taken to the dump to be disposed of, Casey told the board.

Rebecca Pettingill may be reached at rpettingill@columbiabasinherald.com.

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