Judge Boone gives $500 to PTA
By MARLO BARNHART
Springfield Middle School PTA, ordered in October to pay a $2,000 judgment, has gotten some help from the judge who ruled against the organization in the civil suit.
Washington County Circuit Judge Kennedy Boone, who ruled the PTA had a legal obligation to pay Caleb Moses and his family for a Florida trip the boy won in 1993 but never took, has made a $500 contribution to the PTA.
"Here's this organization that's out $2,000. That is going to impact on the coming year's activities,'' Boone said Tuesday.
Boone said he recently spoke with Peggy Martin, Springfield Middle School PTA's current treasurer, who said the PTA would meet to decide how to raise the money. Boone told her he would send a $500 check, earmarked to help pay off the $2,000 judgment he awarded to the family.