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Summertime box top collection for schools continues for Lake County CTST

RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2011

EUSTIS — Schools may be closing for the summertime, but the drive by the Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) to help Lake County Schools collect box tops from General Mills products continues.

Each box top collected is worth 10 cents and goes directly to local schools. Since beginning its drive in November 2009, the Lake County CTST has collected more than 2,000 box tops. Those interested in assisting with this program are encouraged to drop-off or mail-in clipped box tops from General Mills products to the Lake County Department of Public Works, located at 437 Ardice Ave. in Eustis. For more information or questions about the CTST’s Box Tops for Education collection campaign, call Cheryl Sutherland at (352) 483-9048 or email csutherland@lakecountyfl.gov.

“We’ve had great support from the local community, and appreciate all of the box tops that have been collected and sent to our office,” said Sgt. Tom McKane, Chairman of the Lake County CTST. “Funds received from this program assist schools in purchasing much needed items that may not be within their budgets.”

Schools on the average receive between $800 and $2,000 from the Box Tops for Education Program. The program was started in 1996 by the General Mills Corporation. It has funded more than $400 million to schools nationwide since its conception.

The Lake County CTST is a multi-jurisdictional agency with cooperation between Lake County, its municipalities, other organizations and concerned citizens. The CTST uses a multi-disciplinary approach to solve roadway safety problems in Lake County. The team is comprised of individuals representing engineering, law enforcement, emergency services, traffic-safety education and the public.

For more information about the Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team, call Cheryl Sutherland at (352) 483-9048 or email csutherland@lakecountyfl.gov.

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More Information:
Cheryl Sutherland
(352) 483-9048
csutherland@lakecountyfl.gov
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/engineering/community_traffic_safety_team/

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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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