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HCS spends thousands on doughnuts, raises cash too

April Scott is the Forestbrook Middle School principal. She explained to WMBF News the school likes to give each club the opportunity to fundraise. (Source: WMBF News) April Scott is the Forestbrook Middle School principal. She explained to WMBF News the school likes to give each club the opportunity to fundraise. (Source: WMBF News)
An Horry County School District credit card was used nearly 100 times at Krispy Kreme over the last year. Twenty different schools spent $31,094. (Source: WMBF News) An Horry County School District credit card was used nearly 100 times at Krispy Kreme over the last year. Twenty different schools spent $31,094. (Source: WMBF News)
“The schools is my number one customer in 12 counties,” says David Moore, the director of Krispy Kreme operations for much of the Eastern Carolinas. (Source: WMBF News) “The schools is my number one customer in 12 counties,” says David Moore, the director of Krispy Kreme operations for much of the Eastern Carolinas. (Source: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - An Horry County School District credit card was used nearly 100 times at Krispy Kreme over the last year. Twenty different schools spent $31,094.

Of those purchases, the district says some were for student events and employee meetings, but the majority were to make money.

“The schools is my No. 1 customer in 12 counties,” says David Moore, the director of Krispy Kreme operations for much of the Eastern Carolinas. “For every dollar they spend, is a dollar tax payers aren’t spending to keep kids in extra activities after school.

At retail prices in Myrtle Beach, a single doughnut costs $1.09 and a dozen cost $8.49. Through the Krispy Kreme fundraising program, the district pays between $3.00 and $3.75 for a dozen, depending on how many boxes it buys.

Two schools went to Krispy Kreme more than any other, Whittemore Park and Forestbrook Middle Schools.

Whittemore Park spent the most, thanks mostly to a $4,901.33 purchase on October 14, 2015.

Forestbrook Middle never spent that much, but did make more Krispy Kreme purchases than any other school at 34.

April Scott is the Forestbrook Middle School principal. She explained to WMBF News the school likes to give each club the opportunity to fundraise. Many clubs pick Krispy Kreme.

The money raised goes right back to that club, and has helped do everything from restringing the archery club’s bows to repairing the instruments for the orchestra.

There are rules in place to make sure doughnuts aren’t sold during school hours. Federal healthy eating guidelines keep the treats out of the cafeteria at lunchtime.

Through a WMBF News Investigation, each purchase at a local Krispy Kreme store was compiled and they are all listed below.

Cardholder Purchase Date Amount
Sonia Ford - HCS Attendance 8/1/2015 21.61
Riverside Elementary 8/3/2015 17.5
Kristin Dowling - River Oaks Elementary 8/18/2015 45.94
Ibadella Dewitt - Waterway Elementary 8/19/2015 88.59
Forestbrook Middle 9/3/2015 193.38
Forestbrook Middle 9/9/2015 103.59
Forestbrook Middle 9/11/2015 165.75
Melissa Graham - Waterway Elementary 9/13/2015 78.75
Forestbrook Middle 9/15/2015 103.59
Loris Middle 9/17/2015 2,301.48
Forestbrook Middle 9/18/2015 165.75
Conway Middle 9/22/2015 1,817.16
Forestbrook Middle 9/23/2015 186.47
Loris High 9/24/2015 330
Loris Middle 9/26/2015 187.5
Forestbrook Middle 9/30/2015 103.59
Forestbrook Middle 10/2/2015 248.63
Kathy McCormick - Palmetto Bays Elementary 10/8/2015 129.13
Conway High 10/12/2015 82.88
Forestbrook Middle 10/13/2015 248.63
Forestbrook Middle 10/14/2015 207.19
Whittemore Park Middle 10/14/2015 4,901.33
Forestbrook Middle 10/20/2015 386.75
Whittemore Park Middle 10/22/2015 318.75
Aynor High 10/22/2015 2,546.03
Forestbrook Middle 10/27/2015 103.59
Robert McCrary 10/28/2015 38.29
Whittemore Park Middle 10/29/2015 41.7
Elizabeth Booth - Myrtle Beach Intermediate 10/29/2015 2,186.25
Elizabeth Booth - Myrtle Beach Intermediate 10/30/2015 1,501.14
Socastee Elementary 11/4/2015 223.18
St. James High 11/4/2015 411.44
Whittemore Park Middle 11/5/2015 55.61
Forestbrook Middle 11/6/2015 207.19
Elizabeth Hinkle - Seaside Elementary 11/11/2015 26.25
Whittemore Park Middle 11/13/2015 69.5
Whittemore Park Middle 11/16/2015 93.75
Forestbrook Middle 11/18/2015 207.19
Myrtle Beach Intermediate 11/19/2015 22.5
Whittemore Park Middle 11/19/2015 55.61
Dawn Brooks - Kingston Elementary 11/19/2015 726.96
Whittemore Park Middle 11/23/2015 49.86
Loris High 11/24/2015 693.75
Forestbrook Middle 12/1/2015 169.89
Whittemore Park Middle 12/3/2015 41.7
Forestbrook Middle 12/8/2015 110.36
Whittemore Park Middle 12/10/2015 34.76
Michelle Greene-Graham - Myrtle Beach Elementary 12/11/2015 14.87
Whittemore Park Middle 12/17/2015 34.76
Forestbrook Middle 12/17/2015 165.75
David Stoudenmire - Academy for Tech & Academics 12/17/2015 326.25
Mark Porter - North Myrtle Beach Middle 12/18/2015 82.65
Myrtle Beach Intermediate 12/18/2015 208.52
Waterway Elementary 1/7/2016 55.61
Forestbrook Middle 1/8/2016 165.75
Forestbrook Middle 1/13/2016 103.59
St. James High 1/14/2016 19.87
Waterway Elementary 1/14/2016 41.7
Forestbrook Middle 1/19/2016 103.59
Waterway Elementary 1/22/2016 41.7
Forestbrook Middle 1/22/2016 165.75
Shawn Campman - Riverside Elementary 1/25/2016 731.25
Forestbrook Middle 1/27/2016 103.59
Renee Hucks - Kingston Elementary 1/27/2016 262.99
Whittemore Park Middle 1/29/2016 41.7
Forestbrook Middle 1/29/2016 124.31
Whittemore Park Middle 2/2/2016 41.7
Ibadella Dewitt - Waterway Elementary 2/2/2016 123.19
Ibadella Dewitt - Waterway Elementary 2/3/2016 123.19
Forestbrook Middle 2/5/2016 103.59
Loris High 2/8/2016 365.15
Nathan Bellamy - Loris High 2/11/2016 28.1
Forestbrook Middle 2/11/2016 103.59
Forestbrook Middle 2/11/2016 165.75
Whittemore Park Middle 2/12/2016 48.65
Forestbrook Middle 2/16/2016 103.59
Whittemore Park Middle 2/19/2016 48.65
Gina Grainger - Green Sea Floyds High 2/19/2016 1,257.72
Forestbrook Middle 2/25/2016 103.59
Whittemore Park Middle 2/26/2016 48.65
Forestbrook Middle 3/3/2016 124.31
Ruthena Wilson 3/4/2016 37.19
Whittemore Park Middle 3/4/2016 55.61
Loris Middle 3/4/2016 574.03
Whittemore Park Middle 3/11/2016 55.61
Forestbrook Middle 3/17/2016 124.31
Forestbrook Middle 3/22/2016 103.59
Kristin Dowling - River Oaks Elementary 3/24/2016 61.25
Green Sea Floyds High 4/7/2016 577.6
Ruthena Wilson 4/8/2016 45.93
Forestbrook Middle 4/13/2016 103.59
Forestbrook Middle 4/13/2016 145.03
Whittemore Park Middle 4/13/2016 739.68
Whittemore Park Middle 4/15/2016 134.26
Forestbrook Middle 4/20/2016 145.03
Pee Dee Elementary 4/20/2016 502.5
Whittemore Park Middle 4/22/2016 55.61

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