Community Comes Through To Save DC Trips After Travel Company Folds

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High school seniors, nostalgic for their eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C., stepped up to help eighth-graders whose trip was in jeopardy after a travel company apparently closed its doors last week. 10-thousand to help cover costs for the trip. Last week, Cleveland-based Discovery Tours told the district is would cease operations and was cancelling all trips, most of which were already paid for. Emily Sanford, a senior. Sanford's classmates have been fundraising for years to pay for senior traditions, like the senior picnic and a class gift.

The class had the money left over and planned to give it to the junior class, but decided instead to help with the DC trip. Teachers and local businesses have also made donations to keep the trip alive. Prodigy Tours, of Worthington, stepped in to help secure hotel rooms, buses and tours. Kerry Wimsatt, owner of Prodigy, said it appeared Discovery Tours had made reservations, but hadn't paid for any of the services.

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