Raffle raises nearly $17,000 for Taylor County Schools

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For the second year, Coppock Appliance & Electronics and Q-104/K-Country 105.7 raffled a 70-inch Sharp Quattron television to raise money to benefit students in the Taylor County School District. The raffle raised $16,867.55 to provide iPad devices for students throughout the district.

Maurice Coppock, owner of Coppock Appliance & Electronics, said the education of students can't be neglected.

"They are the future of this community and we will continue, both personally and as a business, to help them every way we can to achieve their goals and become successful," Coppock said.

Barb Smith, manager of Commonwealth Broadcasting, said the company is pleased to be a part of the partnership that has helped students get access to iPad technology to prepare them for college and careers.

Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook said without the generosity of Maurice and Theresa Coppock and their employees and the employees at Q-104/K-Country 105.7, the event would not have been nearly as successful.

"We continue to lead the nation in performance-based education and will continue to help our students achieve their goals, both in education and in life," Cook said.