On Oct. 24, band director Andrew Bruington and choir director Tambyr Reed were presented checks from Altrusa International of Delta on behalf of David Mangum, a member who died last April. He was very active in Altrusa at the local, district and international levels serving in various officer positions.
In his will Mangum designated money for Altrusa. With those funds, the Altrusa board of directors created the David Mangum Memorial Fund. Others in the Altrusa organization and the community contributed to the fund. A committee decided the money should go toward some aspect of performing arts since David was musical, playing the organ at his church for many years, singing in the choir there, and acting in local theater productions. The amount collected was $5,148. The Delta High School Choir received $1,716 to go toward purchasing music. The Delta High School band received $3,432 for purchasing music, rental of instruments for students in need and repairing of instruments. It is a tribute to Mangum that his high school receives the money for these two music programs.blog comments powered by Disqus