Farrell schools get $20,080 from Pedas
FARRELL, Pa. -- It wouldn't be fall without Ted Pedas' annual donation to the Farrell School District.
Pedas dropped off a check for $20,080 Monday night to the Farrell School Board to fund a bevy of programs he helped institute in the district.
This is Pedas' 36th annual donation. He has contributed $454,632 to the district in that time.
Pedas said the money is a small token of his appreciation to the district that provided an education to him and his brothers and sister.
"Each of us, in our own way, owes a debt of gratitude to our school, community and those dedicated individuals who paved the road for us," he said.
The money is used to fund several monthly awards including student of the month, employee of the month and money to fund the school's planetarium. Pedas is the planetarium director emeritus.
The money also is used to pay for the school district's Web site and a hall of fame that recognizes outstanding alumni in conjunction with the city's annual homecoming festival.