Saratoga schools need assistance to purchase musical instruments
School music programs are struggling everywhere, and Saratoga's schools are no
different. Shirley Hillyard, President of the Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) reached out
to Ivy Palmer, the band instructor for Saratoga elementary and middle school, asking if
they needed anything. Hillyard said, "I soon realized that the need was far greater than I
had anticipated." She was told that the funds needed were approximately $7000.00.
Hillyard said PVAC has funds available and they are working on other possibilities such
as grants in order to raise the funds need to help Carbon County schools musi...