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Gallatin Chamber Surprises Teachers

The Gallatin Chamber of Commerce surprised three teachers Tuesday afternoon. Congratulations to Guild Elementary Teacher, Kim Harkreader; Benny Bills Elementary Teacher, Stacy Benton; and Bethpage Elementary Librarian, Marissa Wells. The trio received more than $3,000 combined after applying for the Gallatin Chamber Foundation's education grants. Since 2014, the Gallatin Chamber Foundation has given out nearly $120,000 to Gallatin schools. The donated money is raised from chamber events including a Hocus Pocus movie night (October), Gallatin Shamrock Run (March), and outside contributions from the community.

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In 2020, the Gallatin Chamber Foundation expanded its awards to include scholarships for graduating seniors, to honor the late Jim Hawkins, a Sumner County Schools Board Member. The James B. Hawkins Good Neighbor Scholarship is available to seniors at Gallatin High School and Station Camp High School who exemplify the traits of a good citizen.

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