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Pizza King to aid NA’s school fund

August 30, 2011

Steve Christner

    The North Adams Schools Fund will benefit from a donation by Pizza King in Decatur as the restaurant's owners donate 10 percent of sales this Friday to the fund.
     "Celebrity busers" will work at Pizza King on Friday to support the restaurant's staff. The celebrity cleanup crew will include North Adams Schools Superintendent Wylie Sirk; former NA school board member Jo-Ellen Eidam; civic activist Larry Isch; North Adams administrators, teachers, coaches; and others from the community.
    Steve Christner, who owns Pizza King in conjunction with wife Laura, said in making the announcement, "Pizza King works to provide community support in ways that promote good things. Laura and I think this fund will provide support for North Adams student-centered events and for students who have reduced opportunities due to recent budget cuts. We at Pizza King support these efforts."
    Sirk said, "The North Adams Schools Fund had its first distribution in March. Three administrators submitted requests from this fund and the items purchased were used to enhance the education of students and the furtherance of programs at North Adams Community Schools."
    Pizza King, at 310 E. Monroe St., is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The 10 percent donation pledge covers those who eat there as well as those who order takeout meals.
    Bellmont High School has a home football game against Columbia City on Friday.

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