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Updated: 05/11/2013 08:01:47AM

Charlotte County Big Band recognized

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SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER
John Johnson of the Charlotte County Big Band thanks Ellen Harvey, curriculum and instructional specialist for fine arts and world languages, who presented Johnson with a certificate of appreciation. Looking on is school superintendent Doug Whittaker.

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The 2013 Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Award recipients during presentation ceremonies at Congregational United Church in Punta Gorda. The foundation awarded scholarships to 32 Charlotte County students.

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The Charlotte County Big Band recently was recognized at a Charlotte County School Board meeting for having raised more than $3,000 at its concerts over the last year and a half to donate to local schools. Charlotte County public middle and high schools, as well as Kingsway Elementary School, were the recipients.

“I am extremely honored and pleased,” said John Johnson, who founded the band in 2006.

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