October 2, 2001 - Majestic and The Gary Accord Join Forces Casino's float featured in parade
Buffington Harbor, Ind. - Majestic Star Casino recently featured its award-winning float in the Gary Accord's Education Day Parade.
The casino participated in the annual parade during the back to school kick off. Early this year Majestic and the Gary Accord collaborated on a new educational program called the Majestic Star Student Program.
Two hundred fifth grade students from Locke, Norton and Aetna were among the Gary Schools that were selected for the pilot program. The fifth graders set goals in the area of attendance, academics, and community service. The program will start up once again at the end of October with additional schools added.
"We look forward to the continued partnership with Majestic Star Casino," said Mary Cossey, executive director of the Gary Accord. "The parade enhanced unity in the community and stressed the importance of literacy."