MILTON — Santa Rosa County Tax Collector Stan Nichols recently presented the school board with a check just under $8,000, to be split among area elementary schools, from the Kids Tag Art program.

Kids Tag Art is a school fundraising project for Santa Rosa County that inspires fifth-grade art students to design their own specialty plate art, learning the practical application of license plate art to support worthy causes.

This is fashioned after Florida's 100-plus specialty license plates. Santa Rosa County fifth-graders created unique designs, and as a result, much needed funding is raised every year for classrooms and art supplies.

Each distribution will go to the fifth-grade art programs at 14 Santa Rosa elementary schools, to be used to purchase art supplies.

The Tax Collector's office has raised just over $46,600 since the Kids Tag Art program began in 2013.

"I am proud to have developed and introduced this program to our educators here in Santa Rosa County," Nichols said.

Call 983-1800 to become a corporate sponsor in the Kids Tag Art program.