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Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:26 PM

Ridgeland High School art teacher wins ring, plans to sell it to buy classroom kiln

Chattanooga Times Free Press

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2012/feb/15/art-teacher-wins-ring-plans-to-sell-it-to-buy/

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"I don't have any need of a diamond ring, but I really desperately need a kiln for my classroom," said Couey, the school's visual arts instructor. "If the school had the money, they would pay for this. But they don't have the money.

The band raffled the engagement ring, which was donated by a widowed "band mom" who wishes to remain anonymous, to help raise the roughly $25,000 needed to buy new band uniforms.

The month-long raffle, timed so the ring could be sized for Valentine's Day, raised $9,160, Band Director Rick Chambers said.

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my comment: National interest? I don't know. But of all the news I've read in a while this was the awesomest story.

NEED A RING?
Couey's ring has three solitaire diamonds and six accent diamonds set in 14-karat white gold. It's about a size 9. To make an offer, email her at [email protected]

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:39 PM

1. This made me cry-happy.

Wah guru!

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:58 PM

2. what a wonderful story-- made me happy too

question: does the football team have to auction rings to buy uniforms?

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 02:31 PM

3. Surely she could re-raffle it to buy a kiln ...

... and maybe even have some extra funds for clay too.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 03:11 PM

4. Going immediately back to the same financial "well" might not work out.

 

She's probably better off selling it directly.

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