Key Club raising MS camp funds

Published 10:25 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Demopolis High School Key Club is collecting donations to help send someone from this area to a summer camp for special-needs children and adults.

The Key Club is selling shamrocks to the public through mid-March, with the proceeds going to help pay the expenses for a child to Camp ASCCA in Jackson’s Gap on Lake Martin. The shamrocks sell for $5 for a golden shamrock and $1 for a green one.

“We’re doing this as a fund-raiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association,” said Key Club president Rebecca England, who has been accepted to serve as a camp counselor at Camp ASCCA this summer. “What we’re trying to do is raise money for a kid with muscular dystrophy or any neuromuscular disease to go to camp. For one kid to get to go to camp, we have to raise $800, and our goal is to help at least one child go to camp.

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“Anyone wanting to make a donation can come to Demopolis High School. They can contact our sponsor, Cynthia Whitlock, in the school library, or any other Key Club member.”

ASCCA stands for “Alabama Special Camp for Children and Adults.” The camp was founded in 1976 and has been a nationally recognized leader in therapeutic recreation, known throughout the world for its high quality of service. Activities include horseback riding, fishing, tubing, swimming, environmental education, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. The camp is a part of the Easter Seals mission.