Members of the Le Mars Community School Board graciously accepted the check as presented by L.E.E.P’s executive board of directors. Front row left to right include: LEEP president, Gail Vonk, school board director Angela Catton, LEEP Secretary Lorraine DeJong, and school board member Chris Collins. Back row, left to right, includes school board members Todd Lancaster, Scott Kommes, Brenda Phelan, Fred Zenk, LEEP treasurer, Julie Bietelspacher, School Superintendent, Dr. Steven Webner, and school board president, Pat Murphy.
(Le Mars) — Members of the Le Mars Education Enhanced Program, or L.E.E.P appeared before the Le Mars Community Board of Education Monday evening to offer a report as to their fundraising efforts that have benefited students and teachers of Le Mars Community. Gail Vonk, president of the LEEP organization informed the school board that to date, LEEP has contributed $155,588.30 to the Le Mars Community School District. Lorraine DeJong and Julie Bietelspacher gave an update to the school board about the upcoming LEEP major fundraiser program known as MenuMasters, which will be held this coming Saturday evening at Century Hall at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. Total funds raised from the five years of MenuMasters has exceeded $136,667.13. The amount given to the Le Mars Community School District at the school board meeting was $23,100.