From Staff Reports
Coshocton Tribune, June 15, 1999
Christ Covenant School students raised $500 for blind children to attend summer camp at Faith Ranch Camp near Jewett. The missionary project began when Jim Farber, field representative for Christian Record Services and National Camps for Blind Children, made a presentation there last fall. At the time, the school was deciding which projects to fund as an outreach. National Camps for Blind Children was chosen through a suggestion by Karan Chanay, the first-grade teacher.
Farber provided a Twirl-a-Coin Well as a fund-raising device, and the students really enjoyed twirling their coins and putting their paper money in also. One student found a $100 bill in the woods above the school and promptly put $50 in the well and $50 for his classroom.
National Camps for Blind Children provides camping opportunities for the blind and legally blind without charge to the camper. It will be held August 1-8. Activities include horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, water slide, pets, Talent Program, singing, camp fire and much more. The camp experience provides hope and encouragement to the blind child as well as teaches new experiences, allows for self-reliance and independence and builds relationships with nature, God and new friends.
Farber presented two awards to the principals of the school. Charles Ice, the high school principal, was given a Certificate of Achievement for outstanding work with his students in raising funds. Connie McCullough, the elementary principal was given a Certificate of Merit for the younger students incredible generosity. Pyllis Wiley, the superintendent and founder of the school, was also in attendance and was thanked for her dedication to the excellence of the school and the "missionary spirit" of her teachers and assistants.