Coupon book fundraiser raises money for school programs

Nicole Brake, Staff Writer – Lecanto High School [LHS] takes part in many different fundraisers for the school district. Recently, the school has been selling coupon books that include pages of discount tickets for businesses ranging from restaurants to golf courses, with each book costing $20. The proceeds go to the Citrus County Education Foundation [CCEF] and, from there, directly back to LHS.

There are many pros to the sale of coupon books, both for the seller and the buyer.

“The book provides many savings to many establishments. It is a win-win because the money you pay goes back to the classrooms,” said dean of students at LHS, Robert Thompson.

AVID coordinator, Chris Grimes, flips through the 2017-18 coupon book to see what he can save on (Photo: Brake).

Advancement Via Individual Determination [AVID] coordinator Chris Grimes flips through the 2017-18 coupon book to see what he can save on (Photo: Brake).

Each book contains a plethora of coupons for a wide range of local businesses.

“I definitely  think the book pays for itself. Just one of the 30-plus pages pays for the whole book,” said Spanish teacher, Jessica Price.

Many people around the school have invested in coupon books.

“I just purchased my book the other day and I have not yet had the opportunity to use it, but I definitely plan to do so,” said assistant principal Kathy Androski.

Groups around the school sell the books as well to help pay for their activities. All involved in the sales, however, seem to have found that the coupon book fundraiser is beneficial in many ways.

“I absolutely think the coupon book is a useful fundraiser. The book is a great opportunity for different clubs to benefit from the sales. It also helps fund many programs throughout the school district. There are way more savings through the book than what it costs; it pays for itself very quickly,” said LHS principal, Jason Koon.