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It's Your Business 2018: Prairie Boosters: Cottonwood Boosters complement school activities

Glenn Poxleitner


Glenn Poxleitner



— The Prairie Booster Club has long been providing for its Cottonwood students.

The Prairie Boosters were founded in 1987, celebrating 30 years of supporting its schools last year.

“We’re run by a team of volunteers,” explained current president Glenn Poxleitner. Additional officers are vice president Cara Uhlenkott, secretary Linda Nida and treasurer Denis Uhlenkott.

Supported mainly through membership dues and donations, fund-raising is also part of the boosters. Membership dues come up at the start of every school year and donations are accepted year-round. Some recent fund-raisers include a kickball tournament, a 4-wheeler raffle and the Burger Barn concessions at football games.

Info:

Prairie Booster Club

P.O. Box 182

Cottonwood, ID 83522.

Glenn Poxleitner:

208-983-4190.

Look on Facebook under Prairie Booster Club

The boosters support Prairie Schools and their sport and activity programs. Recent donations from the Booster Club have gone to putting in the rubberized track, football field drainage and the new metal bleachers for both track and football in addition to new mats for the walls behind the baskets in the high school gym along with essentials such as baseballs and bats, softball bases and other gear.

“We also have scholarships for graduating seniors as well as supporting teachers with needs in the classroom.,” Poxleitner added.

The boosters’ mission is to promote the development of extracurricular activities, support good citizenship and the spirit of fair play in all competitions.

“We greatly appreciate all of our loyal members and all the support each year,” Poxleitner emphasized. “We look forward to contributing to the Prairie schools for many more years.”

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Prairie Boosters assist with a variety of activities, including (above) PHS football. They also have fund-raisers that allow community members to show their support and loves of sports and other activities such as seen here (left) when Jim Rehder kicks a ball during the Boosters’ kickball tournament earlier this year. Free Press / Andrew Ottoson, Contributed



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