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d_r

(6,907 posts)
Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:26 PM Feb 2012

Ridgeland High School art teacher wins ring, plans to sell it to buy classroom kiln

Chattanooga Times Free Press

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2012/feb/15/art-teacher-wins-ring-plans-to-sell-it-to-buy/

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"I don't have any need of a diamond ring, but I really desperately need a kiln for my classroom," said Couey, the school's visual arts instructor. "If the school had the money, they would pay for this. But they don't have the money.

The band raffled the engagement ring, which was donated by a widowed "band mom" who wishes to remain anonymous, to help raise the roughly $25,000 needed to buy new band uniforms.

The month-long raffle, timed so the ring could be sized for Valentine's Day, raised $9,160, Band Director Rick Chambers said.

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my comment: National interest? I don't know. But of all the news I've read in a while this was the awesomest story.

NEED A RING?
Couey's ring has three solitaire diamonds and six accent diamonds set in 14-karat white gold. It's about a size 9. To make an offer, email her at erikacouey@walkerschools.org.

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Ridgeland High School art teacher wins ring, plans to sell it to buy classroom kiln (Original Post) d_r Feb 2012 OP
This made me cry-happy. patrice Feb 2012 #1
what a wonderful story-- made me happy too niyad Feb 2012 #2
Surely she could re-raffle it to buy a kiln ... surrealAmerican Feb 2012 #3
Going immediately back to the same financial "well" might not work out. PavePusher Feb 2012 #4

niyad

(116,209 posts)
2. what a wonderful story-- made me happy too
Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:58 PM
Feb 2012

question: does the football team have to auction rings to buy uniforms?

 

PavePusher

(15,374 posts)
4. Going immediately back to the same financial "well" might not work out.
Wed Feb 15, 2012, 03:11 PM
Feb 2012

She's probably better off selling it directly.

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