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News in Salem

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019

Schools Receive $10,000 from Deggeller

Salem School Division Superintendent, Dr. Alan Seibert, is pleased to announce that Deggeller Attractions, the midway partner of the Salem Fair since its creation 32 years ago, has donated $10,000 to the Salem School Division to create a Maker Space at Andrew Lewis Middle School.

A “Maker Space” is a workspace designed for creating, learning, exploring and sharing by using a variety of tools ranging from 3D printers to Legos.  Salem used the generous Community Investment donation from the Deggeller family to transform a computer lab in the Andrew Lewis Middle School library into this new learning space.

“Thanks to this incredible gift, every Salem student who passes through middle school will now have a chance to create in this vibrant learning environment,” says Seibert.  “This new area will further advance our personalized learning initiatives, and it is yet another example of a private entity investing in our children.”

The new Andrew Lewis Maker Space will be available for all students in the school and it will feature a menagerie of hands-on activities that will be relatable to current studies in a variety of subjects.

“As a father, I am extremely excited about playing a role in the creation of this cutting-edge learning space,” says Andy Deggeller, General Manager of Deggeller Attractions, Inc.  “Our family and the City of Salem have been fortunate to share a mutually beneficial relationship for decades, and we are honored to make this contribution to the next generation of learners and fairgoers in Salem.”

The 2019 Salem Fair will feature 14-acres of Deggeller rides, games and concessions on the Taliaferro Complex midway from July 3-14.  Get complete info at SalemFair.com