Dickson County High School’s Choral Department is getting its own booster club as fund-raising efforts continue for the trip to Carnegie Hall. The Dickson County School Board unanimously gave its blessing to the newly formed booster club at its meeting Thursday. Assistant Choral Director Michael Meise said the department has never had its own booster organization like the athletic department and band program. Trevenia Jones, vice president of the new booster club, told the board that all of the paperwork to organize as a 501c3 non-profit school support organization, charter and bylaws have been prepared and are ready to turn in once approved by the school board. Meise said the department continues to work on reaching its goal of raising $70,000 for a February trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York at the invitation of DCHS alumnus Dr. Gerald Gray. Other than what the 72 individual choir students are contributing to the $2,000-per-member cost of the trip, Meise said the Cougars 2 Carnegie effort has raised almost $40,000. The group has a deadline of Dec. 1 to raise the necessary funds. Upcoming fund-raisers include Cougars 2 Carnegie Night at the Roxy Movie Theater on Oct. 10 when 50 percent of all concessions sales 7-10 pm will be donated; Cougars 2 Carnegie Day at Zaxby’s Oct. 24 when a percentage of all receipts placed in the box inside the restaurant will be donated; and a Cougars 2 Carnegie Golf Tournament Oct. 25 at GreyStone Golf Club. The four-person scramble is $75 per player and includes a barbecue lunch buffet at 11:30 am and shotgun start at 1 pm. For more information, contact Mark Gooch at 714-6515 or Karen Crouch at 519-2098 or visit cougars2carnegie.org or the Cougars 2 Carnegie Facebook page.