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St. Michaels Elementary School Principal Indra Bullock, and teacher Debbie Clemens. to pay for four teachers and a bus,” McAllister says. “We initially had some underwriting and then raised the money through a community effort. The St. Michaels Town Commissioners put money in their budget to help, Rotary helped and the churches helped.” The SMASH supporters also raised money by “selling” signs made to look like large, colorful crayons with personalized messages that were mounted on the utility poles lining Talbot Street in the village to attract contributions from other local businesses and private residents. “The whole community got behind it, and we raised the money,” McAllister says, “And we have been raising it ever since.” Seemans, who is a member of the SMASH board and treasurer of the group, says the group raised just over $79,000 for the 2016-17 school year. SMASH started w ith children

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