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Summit Bus, IC Bus donate to Old State House Museum School Bus Fund

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summit Bus and IC Bus recently donated $2,000 for the Old State House Museum’s School Bus Fund.

The School Bus Fund helps pay costs associated with bringing students to the Old State House Museum and is made possible with private funding raised by the Old State House 1836 Club and Old State House Museum Associates.

Students who visit the museum are able to learn about Arkansas history where it happened. The Old State House is the original state capitol building of Arkansas. Since 1833, when construction began, the building and its grounds have witnessed significant events, including the admission of Arkansas to the Union, a fatal knife fight between two sitting legislators, legislative votes to secede from the United States and join the Confederacy, the Separate Coach debates, pioneering medical research into hookworm and malaria, and two acceptance speeches by the president of the United States.

Summit Bus is a full service bus dealership that is a part of Summit Holdings, which is based in Lewisville, Texas, and operates in eight states, including Arkansas. IC Bus, LLC of Lisle, Ill., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navistar, Inc. (NYSE: NAV). The nation’s largest integrated manufacturer of school buses, IC Bus is a global leader in passenger protection, chassis design, engines, and ergonomics.

For information on how to donate to the School Bus Fund, call Rae Ann Fields at (501) 324-8649 or visit www.oldstatehouse.com/education/schoolbusfund.

Pictured, from left: Michael Ruffin, Old State House Museum 1836 Club; Georganne Sisco, education director, Old State House Museum; Bill Gatewood, director, Old State House Museum; Bob Ford, regional sales manager, IC Bus; Richard Cooper, sales consultant, Summit Truck Group; Robbin Haley, transportation consultant, Summit Truck Group.