Students and staff in the De Queen, Ark. School District will benefit from a $9,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation.

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The gift was announced recently at Leopard Stadium. Patti Boone, branch sales manager at Arvest Bank, was on hand to present the check.

“I would like to thank the Arvest Foundation for its $9,000 donation to De Queen School District,” superintendent Jason Sanders said. “We will use this donation towards the cost of 50 chairback seats and five commercial outdoor picnic tables by the concession stand at Leopard Stadium. We appreciate the foundation’s continued support for our school district and our students.”

“On behalf of the Arvest Foundation, we are pleased to present this check to the De Queen School District to help with the purchase of new seating for Leopard football stadium,” Boone said. “This is just one example of the foundation’s support for the student experience throughout the area.”