Terry Chance, principal of Fort Scott Christian Heights School, told the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee attendees that the school was started in 1947.
The school educates children pre-school through grade 12.
“We are not funded by the state,” Chance said. “We are funded by tuition, donations and interest income.”
To help support the school, each year a Country Store event happens at the school, located at 1101 S. Barbee.
This year it is May 4.
The Country Store includes a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a supper from 4-6 p.m. and an auction at 6 p.m.
Chance thanked the businesses in town who contribute prizes, including silent auction items that help make the fundraising event successful.
Prior to the Country Store event, the school offers a Crusader Charge, which is a 5K race and two-mile fun walk for persons 12 through 31-plus years old. The race will be conducted on Margrave Street.
The entry fee is $15, with t-shirts free for the first 60 paid entrants.
For more information contact Larry Davolt at 620-223-4330.
The Kids Fun Run and Obstacle Course is for children 6th grade and younger, and includes water balloon carry, gunny sacks, jump ropes and more.
Participants who pre-register by April 29, will receive a t-shirt and concession stand voucher.
The entry fee for this is $15. For more information contact Lacey Avery at 913-375-7608.
The kids event starts at 10 a.m. at the south entrance to the school.
Applications can be picked up at the school.
School Play This Weekend
This weekend it the FSCH Junior/Senior school play “Cheaper By The Dozen.”
Play time is 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.