Star Jars give star fund a boost

Twelve of the 15 local businesses that display Star Jars have collected a total of $270.99 this last week, according to Patti Jeglum, secretary of the Exchange Club of Ridgecrest. The funds will go to help restore the commuity’s B Mountain Star.

The business that collected the most money this week was Mojave Desert Bank, which accumulated $217.04. One of the bank’s customers cashed in her coin jar and donated all the coins to the Star Jar — a total donation of $175.

The 15 business with Star Jars are A & L Tire, Autos for Less, Beansters, Bertrand Enterprises, Bertrand RV, Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union, Evergreen Construction/Landscaping, Holland & Lyons Mortuary, John’s Pizza, Madison Avenue Salon, Mojave Desert Bank, the News Review, PackWrap, Pizza Factory and Sam’s Paint and Glass.

See also related story, Page B1

Story First Published: 2012-11-21