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School raises money to stay open

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CARBONDALE -- Puka School hopes doubling its fund raising efforts will help keep it open.

Every year the Puka School holds a basket raffle to raise money for their program, normally raffling off 30 baskets. But this year, they have over 70 baskets.

The school in Carbondale has been struggling because of low enrollment and high taxes. 

Director Yemisi Pleasant-Sloan says she hopes to get to a safer place financially. 

"This fundraiser helps get that money and build back up a cushion in our account so we're not constantly trying to get ahead of it. We can say, 'Okay, the moneys there, then the bills come,'" said Pleasant-Sloan.  

There's no limit to how many baskets a person can win. 

Tickets only cost a dollar. They will hold the drawing Monday, April 30th. 

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