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Students participate in unique summer learning experience
San Jacinto News- Times - June 2009
COLDSPRING – The Tip Top Club got underway Monday with the help of an $80,000 grant made possible through Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). About 30 participants met at the Chance Building on Commercial Avenue, Coldspring, to kick-off summer activities for youngsters of the county participating in the event. Students will be studying reading, math, piano, drama, self-defense, art, habits to live healthy lifestyles, culinary arts and family/consumer skills. “The Tip Top Club is designed to equip youngsters with the tools to become very successful in life,” said organizer Carolyn Jefferson. Jefferson also works as a principal in the Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District. The $80,000 grant funding the summer program is a result of the Social Services Block Grant for Hurricane Rita Disaster Relief, which was awarded to the district through DETCOG. “The club also will produce a play and invite the public to come and enjoy it in a dinner theater atmosphere on July 17, the last day of the summer program,” Jefferson said. “Students will produce and act out the play, cook the dinner and serve it to those attending,” Jefferson said. “All participants will receive a wealth of information and tools for life. Lisa Fincher, project manager, can be reached at 936-653-1193 and encourages all to inquire about the club. It promises to be the best thing that has happened to kids this summer,” Jefferson said.