First Church of Peculiar received the Partners in Education award from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation.
The award was presented at the annual Gala on Feb. 24. The Gala is both a celebration and a fundraiser. Sponsorships, donations, and participation in silent and live auctions raised money to support Foundation projects, grants, and scholarships.
First Church of Peculiar has been an ongoing supporter of the Foundation, and more specifically the Caring About Nutrition program, since its early days. Financial support from the church has grown over the years, with some members donating weekly. The church and its members are now collectively contributing about $10,000 per year to CAN.
Richard Riepe and Nancy Morris accept the Partner in Education award on behalf of First Church of Peculiar. They are pictured with Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, at right.