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Tire-flipping event raises funds for nontraditional school’s prom
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Sgt. Greg Cochran flips a 555-pound tire during a fundraising event Oct. 21, 2017, in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Greg Cochran will flip a 555-pound tire as many times as his strength will allow in order to raise money for students at Lanier College & Career Academy to attend their first prom.

Flip for Prom

What: Lanier College & Career Academy prom fundraiser

When: 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 17

Where: LCCA, 2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville

More info: Renae Jackson,, 770-531-2330, ext. 216

The nontraditional school’s prom is scheduled for April 28, and the Flip for Prom event Tuesday, April 17, will serve as a fundraiser so that all students can attend the prom free of cost.

S.T.A.R. House and PFG have pledged a monetary donation per flip.

“There is a pretty exciting backstory here,” Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield said. “For numerous reasons, they are working hard so that it can be at no cost to students, as many could not attend otherwise.”

According to its mission statement, “Lanier College & Career Academy provides a caring learning environment for students in order to enable them to become self-sufficient adults and contributing members of our society. The mission is to equip our students with the skills necessary to transition into a post-secondary program and/or the world of work.”

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