On May 27, the outdoor Learning Lab at Ottawa Hills Elementary School was officially dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Learning Lab was one of the projects funded by this year's Green Bear Ball. At the spring district band concert, the Symphonic Band percussion section performed a special number featuring two instruments purchased with funds raised by this year's Green Bear Ball--a xylophone and marimba.
All accounting for the Ball is completed and final numbers for the Green Bear Ball held on March 19 have been released by GBB Chairs, Kathy Lathrop and Jackie Berenzweig. They are pleased to announce that the record-setting Ball raised $130,046.46. They note, "We are thrilled to have surpassed the $130,000 mark, and to be able to contribute to both schools, our music program and our athletic programs in a major way."
Ball proceeds will also fund the purchase of microscopes for junior high and high school science classrooms. One-third of the funds raised by the Green Bear Ball go to the Athletic Boosters to support athletic programs.
Congratulations to the members of the Green Bear Ball Steering Committee on a job well done. Many thanks to all who helped sponsor this year's Ball and those who generously supported the Ball with their attendance and bids on auction items.