Bob Evans Fundraiser: A step in the right direction

Beaver Local School District is hosting a community fundraiser at Bob Evans on Monday, February 20th from 6 am to 9 pm. 15% of your bill will be donated to BL.


Beaver Local School District is hosting a community fundraiser on Monday, February 20 from 6 am to 9 pm. Bob Evans will donate 15% of each bill to Beaver Local if you have the flyer in hand. It is very important to note that 15% will not be donated from every check just because you ate there. You must let your server know you are there for Beaver Local and show them your flyer. You can bring a paper copy of the flyer or show your server the picture of the flyer at the top of this story for a donation to be made if you do not have a paper flyer.

Beaver Local Schools Superintendent Mr. Eric Lowe came to realize that as of late, our school rivals have been doing fundraisers promoting businesses in our local area. He thought that by doing a fundraiser at Bob Evans, he could not only benefit the business but benefit the school too. All the funds from the fundraiser will be going directly to benefit the students of Beaver Local, with application ranging from buying google applications for student iPads or even as far as 3-D printers.

Mr. Lowe was an elementary teacher, then a principal, and now superintendent at BL.


Mr. Lowe has been at Beaver Local for years. He was first an elementary teacher then he became principal in 2014. This year was his first year being superintendent and he has many future goals for the school district. One goal Mr. Lowe has for the district is to better utilize technology in the district. Beaver Local students are already exposed to some of the best educational technology out there, but he believes there is always more we can be doing and learning. Mr. Lowe also is passionate about creating a school where kids want to run into the building to learn in a meaningful and fun way. Mr. Lowe wrote a book called Your School Rocks with coauthor Ryan McLane which it discusses ways in which social media can positively affect schools. The book also explains how social media use by school districts can show outsiders the hard work and dedication happening inside a school.

Mr. Lowe’s book “Your School Rocks” can be purchased on Amazon and highlights social media use in schools.


Mr. Lowe’s passion for education can be seen all throughout Beaver Local and is even being spread to other educators across the country through his conference presentations and book. Only time will tell what impact Mr. Lowe’s optimism and passion will really bring to the district, but this fundraiser is a great way for the Beaver Local community to support the students of the students of Beaver Local.

We hope to see you at Bob Evans on Monday with your flyer in hand to have 15% of your bill donated to Beaver Local School District.

Keep up to date with Mr. Lowe on social media!
Instagram- @EricLowe21
Snap Chat- mrlowe21
Twitter- @EricLowe21
Facebook- Beaver Local Schools

Mr. Lowe recently represented Beaver Local by presenting at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference.


Rising Hope Raises Funds

Rising Hope Equine Center is hosting a fundraiser with The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company. Orders are due with payment by February 23 and will be delivered March 13. 


Rising Hope therapeutic center is in West Point Ohio, at Hoppel’s Arena with programs each June through July. Each session is different for everyone. Occasionally, Rising Hope does different fundraisers to help bring in money to facilitate activities for participants. Some of their fundraisers are Pittsburgh Popcorn sale, Hoppel Rodeo, and Princess Ball. Rising hope is currently doing their Pittsburgh Popcorn sale. Orders are due with payment by Februrary 23 and the popcorn will be delivered March 13. To order, contact Andrea Jarrett (email listed at the bottom of this page) or any other Rising Hope board member.  Hoppel Rodeo is from June 30th to July 1st. The Princess Ball is May 20th is at Beaver Local, and it is open to the community. Most of the money they make for these fundraisers goes toward Rising Hope Therapeutic Riding Center.

Rising Hope is a disability therapy center to help people with their disabilities.Patty Hoppel, equine specialist, and Andrea Jarrett, director at Rising Hope, noticed that there were not a lot of activities for their multi-handicap students for after school or during the summer. So, they wanted to give something to the families for their children to do something special while still working on learning goals and therapy goals. Many parents were interested, and the program blossomed. The parents loved the idea, and the children loved spending theme with the horses. Beaver Local students have been to get involved with Rising Hope as volunteers and participants. Even Beaver Local graduate and NFL player Derek Wolfe has been involved with Rising Hope Equine Center.

Mrs. Andrea Jarrett, who is a multiple disabilities teacher at Beaver Local, is also the director of Rising Hope. Some of the board members of Rising Hope are Patty Hoppel and Karen Sprouse, BL bus driver and cafeteria worker, Connie Smith, BL speech therapist, and Sue Stromp, BL ID teacher at, and Member of Outlaws with Attitude 4H club.


If you are interested in contributing to Rising Hope to help individuals with disabilities, please contact Andrea Jarret at


To order, contact