The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association (COHBA) recently presented a check for more nearly $25,000 to Edmond Public Schools. The donation represents 20 percent of the Street of Dreams ticket sales revenue. The Street of Dreams tour of homes was held October 15-30 at Black Oak at Iron Horse Ranch.
“We’re excited to give back to the Edmond Public Schools district as this year’s Street of Dreams benefiting partner,” said Rusty Appleton, executive officer of COHBA. “Our featured homes are located within this community and the families who moved into or will move into these homes will be a part of this school district. With each ticket sold, we were able to provide much needed additional support to the district following the state’s historic revenue shortfall.”
A portion of the Street of Dreams donation goes directly to Centennial Elementary School, the neighborhood school. Centennial Elementary serves nearly 800 children from the northeast side of Edmond in grades Pre-K through 5th grade.
“It has been a wonderful experience working with COHBA and the Street of Dreams,” said Jessele Miller, principal of Centennial. “Our wonderful Parent Teacher Organization was actively involved in helping make the event a success and we are grateful for the donation which we will use to purchase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) materials.”