Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content AROUND TOWN: Coats for Centennnial Elementary and Conservatory music warm the night

2 photos photo - Conservatory Executive Director Linda Weise and Conservatory students Elizabeth Pond, left, and Madalin Autry in front of the coat mountain. + caption
Conservatory Executive Director Linda Weise and Conservatory students Elizabeth Pond, left, and Madalin Autry in front of the coat mountain.
By Linda Navarro Published: November 14, 2013

Just as the thermometer starts to drop and furnaces click on, every student at Centennial Elementary School in Harrison School District 2 has a new winter coat.

The seventh annual Koats 4 Kids on Oct. 4 brought in 543 warm, colorful wraps.

Koats 4 Kids, at The Mining Exchange, treated 400 guests to wine and a buffet, with music by students from The Colorado Springs Conservatory.

A record-breaking $11,798 was raised for The Colorado Springs Conservatory Scholarship Fund from the auction and door prizes.

Koats 4 Kids was organized in 2007 and has provided new coats for students in different elementary schools each year: Helen Hunt (D-11), Aragon (D-8,) Will Rogers (D-11), Oak Creek (D-3), Pinello (D-2) and Evans (D-49).

The committee putting together the 2013 benefit: Jen Furda, Tina Dewar, Denise Schall, Caryn Becker, Cathy D'Agostino, Courtney Olson, Ed Doerffel, James Dodd, Linda Weise, Sara Muirheid, Susan Hirst, Tammy Mondragon and Madeleine Mellini.

Photos courtesy Colorado Springs Conservatory

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories this month

Get 4 more FREE stories

Simply register to continue.

Register

Subscribe now

Get access unlimited access to premium stories.

Subscribe
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
OCT
23
OCT
24
OCT
25
OCT
26
OCT
27
OCT
28
OCT
29
OCT
30
OCT
31
NOV
1
NOV
2
NOV
3
NOV
4
NOV
5
Advertisement