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With the threat of the club closing down, community members step up to keep Boosters going

PMG PHOTO: CINDY FAMA - The new Colton Boosters board of directors are from left: Tana Sharp, Candice Smith, Chelsea Simons, Megan Stewart, Sheryl Irving, Emily Miller, Brent Bjorn and Deb Brinkley (not pictured).

Colton Boosters Club, which has been a 501c3 supporting Colton Schools for thirty-four years, was about to call it quits as they were in need of a new board of directors. All current board members, except social media specialist Tania Sharp, had decided to not run for office again.

The search was on for a new board. At the Oct. 2 meeting, parents of students in the local schools stepped up and a new board of directors was voted in for the 2019-2020 year.

The new board includes President Megan Stewart, Co-Vice Presidents Sheryl Irving and Brent Bjorn, Secretary Emily Miller and Co-Treasurers Chelsea Simons and Candice Smith. Deb Brinkley will be school liaison and Sharp will continue in her current position.

The Boosters mission statement is: "Boosters will work in close conjunction with the Colton School District in achieving its goal of supporting district programs, students and staff."

Other than approving the minutes of the August meeting and passing a motion to make a monetary donation to purchase books for the middle and high school for Battle of the Books, the election of a new board of directors was the only other agenda item on the night.

The October meeting had a large number of community members in attendance who signed up and became voting members of the club. The Boosters board hopes the interest continues and as Sharp said, it will be nice to have everyone there at the November meeting to keep the club moving forward.

The next meeting of Colton Boosters will be held at Colton Middle School, 21580 South Schieffer Road, on Nov. 6 starting at 6:30 p.m.

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