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4/29/04 - Tyler

Boys & Girls Club Receives Hefty Donation

A few boys and girls will have some extra activities to enjoy thanks to local businesses. Thursday, the Boys & Girls Club of East Texas was presented with a donation of $12,000.
The money was raised by Tyler Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Kidd Jones convenience stores. For every purchase of a 20 ounce Coke at a Kidd Jones store, Coke made a donation and Kidd Jones matched it.
"It is a significant fundraiser for us," said Steve Herber, Board President of Boys & Girls Club of East Texas. "It means that all the kids will have the support from the staff and a place to go to keep them off the streets and out of trouble."
Boys and Girls Club of East Texas serves 2,400 children.
They offer after school programs ranging from art and crafts to homework help and physical eduation.

Story by Maya Golden,

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