Enterprise Pawn shop owner donates instruments to Rucker Boulevard Elementary School

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By: Michelle Mann
Published: December 04, 2009

Enterprise pawn shop owner Michael Welch believes music can make a difference in a child’s life and Thursday, Welch donated the gift of musical instruments to students in Hilda Hagins’ music appreciation classes at Rucker Boulevard and Harrand Creek Elementary schools.

Presenting Hagins three flutes and one clarinet, Welch said pawn shops nationwide are encouraged to donate badly-needed musical instruments to local charities or schools.

“This is all about giving and it’s a proven fact that kids who are involved in playing musical instruments make better grades,” he said. “These instruments may make a difference in the life of a child, and due to the slashing budget cuts in schools today, I hope these will make a difference.” Read the full article…