Fundraiser to benefit Seiter Center, Camp Wah Wah Tay See

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:39 am on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

GREENVILLE — A benefit dinner to raise money for students at the Seiter Education Center and Camp Wah Wah Tay See is slated for Friday.

The dinner will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Turn the Page Bar and Burgers at 107 S. Lafayette St. in downtown Greenville. Proceeds will benefit both Seiter students and Camp Wah Wah Tay See.

“It is important for people to attend in order to ensure the sustainability of Camp Wah Wah Tay See,” said Derek Cooley, principal of Seiter Education Center. “Without camp, many students with disabilities would not be afforded this opportunity to learn and grow each summer.”

Cooley said Kelly Stapp, owner of the restaurant, used to substitute teach at the center and approached him about doing the benefit.

This is the first partnership of this type between Stapp, the center and the camp, Cooley said.
The goal of the dinner is to provide funding for Seiter students to participate at the camp this summer.
Although families are asked to provide a donation, it’s not required to participate at the camp.

“In years past, a $20 donation was suggested for each student,” he said. “This year, an $80 donation is suggested.”

Cooley said any surplus funds from the benefit dinner also will be given to the camp.

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