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South Whidbey Elementary teacher receives $1,600 for music program

Kimmer Morris receives a $1,600 check from Bill Davis, general manager of the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. The club received donations from a concert event on Aug. 17.  - Celeste Erickson / The Record
Kimmer Morris receives a $1,600 check from Bill Davis, general manager of the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. The club received donations from a concert event on Aug. 17.
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Kimmer Morris, a music teacher at South Whidbey Elementary School received a $1,600 check from donations received by Useless Bay Golf & Country Club during the “Concert on the Green,” on Aug. 17.

The concert featured music from One Eyed Jack. Donations of $10 were accepted at the door.

Morris said she will use the money to expand her music program and for instrument maintenance.

She also plans to purchase new electric ukuleles of different sizes including baritones and bass ukuleles. She also wants to purchase up to two portable amps for her students.

Morris said she would like to see the program expand to have performances around the community with enough ukuleles for students to take home to practice.

“This is a way to have more fun in the classroom,” Morris said.

Morris has faced a declining budget over the years. This year her budget increased from $100 to $250 a year.

This is the second year Morris has received donations from the country club.

Last year the event raised $1,800, which she used to purchase 26 ukuleles for her students.

This is a great way for Useless Bay to continue support for the music program, said Bill Davis, general manager of the club.

 

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