CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The 184 lockers at Northeast Higher College, which have been scheduled to be returned to the donor this week, will remain at the college just after all.
Following reading about the predicament on Clarksville Now, an owner of a regional organization reached out to see if he could support.
Crews in Arkansas load up the lockers that the Eurales family members bought for Northeast Higher Athletics. (Contributed by Cece Eurales)
He spoke with the donor of the lockers, Cece Eurales, and the organization agreed to purchase the lockers for $four,000 then donate them to the Clarksville-Montgomery County College Program.
Nonetheless, the organization had to pull out of the agreement due to unforeseen situations.
“We wrote official invoices and letters – lawyer authorized – but the regional enterprise backed out at the final minute, just after we told the college to hold the lockers,” Eurales mentioned.
Eurales had currently told CMCSS they could strategy on maintaining the lockers, so she decided to go ahead and create off the lockers as a donation to Northeast Higher College.
“So as soon as once again, the college wins mainly because they get 184 lockers for the students for no cost. However once again, in the finish I drop mainly because I’m out $four,000 – dollars I was told would be offered back, minus the $1,000 our family members donated towards the total expense,” she mentioned.
“Never once again will I do something like this. But I am really satisfied the students get to have lockers to shop their products.”
Following hearing of the donation, Northeast Higher and CMCSS mentioned they are grateful for the lockers, adding that there are plans to do additional improvements at the college.
“The CMCSS Operations Division has created plans to safe a surplus creating for a new common athletics facility at Northeast Higher College for football and other athletics to open in the 2024-2025 college year,” CMCSS spokesperson Anthony Johnson told Clarksville Now.
“The Northeast Higher College football group will stay in the existing space for the 2023-2024 college year. Nonetheless, that space will be converted back to a Profession Technical Education classroom, its original objective, with the opening of the new common athletics facility.
“The donated lockers will advantage students now and in the future,” he mentioned.