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Sargeant Elementary School boosts parade fund

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The city of Roseville’s Pennies for the Parade campaign is off to a rousing start at local schools that are helping raise funds for the city’s Centennial Celebration, which includes a float entered in the 2009 Rose Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. In June, Sargeant Elementary School contributed $326.50 to the fund after three weeks of coin collection, placed in jars located at the school. “We are very grateful to Sargeant Elementary as well as all of the Roseville schools that are helping raise funds for Pennies for the Parade,” said Jim Gray, mayor of Roseville. “Funding our float entry will be a community effort, and we encourage everyone interested to get involved, from individuals to businesses.” Gray added that such sponsorships are available at levels ranging from $1,000-$25,000; interested parties can go to www.roseville.ca.us/citymanager/rose_parade/donate.asp. City officials are offering “Pennies for the Parade” jars at schools throughout Roseville and hope to raise as much money as possible to help fund the float entry in the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade, which is estimated to cost $200,000. Any extra funds will be applied toward centennial activities, as the city plans several events leading up to its 100th birthday on April 10, 2009. To learn more about the city’s Centennial Celebration go to www.roseville.ca.us/centennial; to contribute to Pennies for the Parade or to get a jar for your organization, call 774-5362, or go to the Web site and click on “Rose Parade” then “Pennies for the Parade.” You can also check out the online Rose Parade blog at www.roseville.ca.us/citymanager/rose_parade/rose_parade_blog.asp.