Foundation for Roanoke Valley announced today that it has awarded four grants totaling $34,439 to Check Elementary School for the construction of an outdoor classroom and amphitheater. The grants come from the Foundation’s Jacqueline S. (Jackie) and Shelborn L. (S.L.) Spangler Fund, which was established in 2006 through the estate of S. L. Spangler. The purpose of this endowment fund is to address a wide variety of important needs and opportunities in the communities along the Route 221 south corridor, generally falling between Cotton Hill Road and Check, Virginia. This designation reflects where the Spanglers lived during the course of their lifetimes.
Alan Ronk, the Foundation’s executive director, said in making the announcement: “We are delighted that the Foundation, through our Spangler Fund, could make possible this wonderful addition to the Check community. It will provide space for gatherings and performances and will play a very important role in educating local children for years to come.”