ACT NOW Secretary Julie Hill presents a $1,000 donation check to Kate Gammicchia, committee member of Friends For Safe Schools to go toward The Boot Program. This “Silver Sponsor” donation is being made “In Memory” of Danny Bates who passed away last year and was a long time ACT NOW Executive Board member and Gerrish Township CERT member. Danny volunteered and served with many community organizations including the Roscommon County Sheriff Department Auxiliary, Marine Patrol and Victims Services Unit. Danny was also a member of many civic organizations including the Grayling Masonic Lodge, AuSable Shrine Club, Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion Post 96.
The Boot Program provides a security system on all doors in all schools in our area. The program is sponsored by the Roscommon County Community Foundation through the “Friends For Safe Schools” Fund.