Mason High School raises funds for prom with scrap metal drive

An oven is loaded into a waiting truck at the scrap metal drive that took place recently at Mason High School.

ERIE — A Monroe County high school recently raised money for its prom by taking in scrap metal donations from the community.

Volunteers set up a scrap metal collection site in the Mason High School parking lot on April 9. Workers greeted vehicles and unloaded trucks and trailers full of metal items while a crane placed the scrap in a large collection bin.

The event originally began as a low-cost idea to raise money for prom. Now in its fifth year, the scrap metal drive is Mason’s primary funding source for the dance, bringing in between $1,000 and $2,000 each year.

Mary Ansel, an aide for Mason Consolidated Schools, coordinated the event. She said that the program has been a great success for raising the necessary funds to pay for the school’s annual prom.

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