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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WI;I)NESI)AY, MARC'H 31, 2004 B5 iill  " n t ', e lp P TSA to on'rig hot-lunch J to Ttger Mtn. BY SARA BADER Hot lunches might soon be on the menu for Tiger Mountain Community High students this year, thanks to a donation from the local Freemasons. An article in The Press two weeks ago explained that the PTSA at the district's alternative high school was tryfi'ng to raise funds to afford permits to serve hot lunches once a week. Currently, the only food avail- able on campus is a brown bag with a sandwich, fruit/veggie cup and dessert available for students Hot lunches were discontin- ued at the 120-student school three years ago as part of budget cuts. who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Hot lunches were discontin- ued at the 120-student school three years ago as pari'of budget cuts. After reading the article, Robert Hagerty visited Tiger Mountain and wrote the VISA a $220 check on behalf of Myrtle Lodge #108, which has its headquarters on West Sunset Way. "He said that they wanted to pay for the health inspection and per- mit fees because they believe our kids deserve a hot lunch like any other students in the district," said Amy Wiggins, Tiger Mountain's registrar and PTSA secretary. The PTSA is now contacting King County health officials to get the process rolling. The plan is to buy discounted pizza and lasagna from Papa Mur- phy's and sell it to students at cost. The permits are good for one year starting in April. Meanwhile, the school district is also looking into possibly provid- ing hot lunches at Tiger Mountain a few days a week next year, de- pending on cost and interest of students. According to Wiggins, Hagerty said that the local Freemasons have provided scholarships to Tiger Mountain students in the past, and the organization has al- ways liked the character of the students there. Reporter Sara Bader can be reached at 392.6434, ext. 24t, or sbadeisspress.com. Services Plans Plans Pensions Capc,,al Serapes. Inc f, we IK. 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