Tax collector’s program raises nearly $54K for local art students

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Staff reports


Santa Rosa County Tax Collector Stan Nichols, Santa Rosa County School Board Chairwoman Diane Scott and Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick 

Santa Rosa County Tax Collector Stan Colie Nichols last week presented the Santa Rosa County School District Board with a $3,640 check from the Kids Art Tag Program.

That amount will be combined with an additional $2,490 raised from sales of the tag, totaling $6,130, which will be distributed among the county’s 14 elementary schools for 5th grade art programs. The money will be used to purchase art supplies, according to Nichols.

The Santa Rosa County Tax Collector’s office Kids Tag Art Program has raised nearly $54,000.00 since Nichols implemented the program in 2013.

“I am proud to have introduced this program to our educators here in Santa Rosa County,” said Nichols, who welcomes potential corporate sponsors to contact his office at 850-983-1800.

Nichols said the Kids Tag Art is a school fundraising project which inspires fifth grade art students to design their own specialty plate art, learning the practical application of license plate art to support worthy causes. He said the program is fashioned after Florida’s 100+ specialty license plates.

“Santa Rosa County fifth graders proudly create unique designs, and as a result, much needed funding is raised every year for classrooms and art supplies,” Nichols said.