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Aug 17, 2011 10:19 PM by Laura Wilson (KAJ News)

Kalispell Toyota raffles off truck for public schools

KALISPELL- For the second year in a row, Kalispell Toyota donated a vehicle to the Kalispell school district, which is on display at the Northwest Montana Fair.

School officials say they've already sold $30,000 worth of raffle tickets for the 2011 Tacoma.

Toyota donated the truck to help support the district's student enrichment, extracurricular activities, and athletic programs.

The Kalispell school board cut nearly $800,000 from its 2011-2012 budget and all of the proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the budget.

"The overall cuts that we made had to do with programs or personnel, but that also meant that we didn't have a lot of flexible money to enhance or give requests to teachers or coaches within their programs," said Kalispell Public School Superintendent Darlene Schottle.

Representatives at the fair will be selling raffle tickets for $10 each.

The winning ticket will be drawn during the cross-town football game on September 30th.

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