Tarkington Student Foundation gets big financial boon

Tarkington Student Foundation Founder Mollie Lambert (middle) accepts a check for $5,410 from Anderson Ford. The money will help local students pursue a post-secondary education. Pictured with Lambert are Anderson Ford Fleet Manager Mike Weisinger, Tarkington High School Principal Lisa Stephens, Ford Executive Sharon Anderson, also the daughter of the late Alfred Anderson, and Tarkington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Keith.

Two Cleveland-area businesses, Anderson Ford and Texas Elite Hospice, are helping Tarkington Student Foundation ensure that every Tarkington graduate has an opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education.

“For the past two years the Foundation has awarded $1,000 scholarships for each graduate continuing their education,” said Mollie Lambert, Foundation president.

Tarkington Student Foundation Founder Mollie Lambert accepts a check for $5,410 from Texas Elite Hospice’s Steve Primeaux and his wife, Cheri. Pictured left to right are Tarkington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Keith; Lambert; Cheri and Steve Primeaux; Tarkington High School Principal Lisa Stephens; and Dennis Shew, Tarkington ISD’s assistant superintendent of business services.

Anderson Ford raised $5,410 through Drive 4 UR School, a Ford program that pays $25 for every vehicle test-driven during an event. During a Drive 4 UR School event at Tarkington Student Foundation’s annual fundraiser in October, dozens of area residents test-drove vehicles to support the Foundation’s cause.

On Thursday, Dec. 21, a check for $5,410 was presented by Anderson Ford representatives to Lambert and Tarkington ISD Superintendent Marc Keith.

“The late Alfred Anderson was a huge supporter of our organization and his legacy of giving lives on,” Lambert said. “The Foundation and the students give a big thank you to Anderson Ford.”

The donation came with a double blessing, according to Lambert, as Texas Elite Hospice promised to match whatever amount was raised by Anderson Ford.

Later in the day Thursday, Lambert received a second check for $5,410 from Steve Primeaux with Texas Elite Hospice.

“Steve Primeaux challenges other local businesses to give matching funds to the Student Foundation next year to raise even more,” Lambert said.

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