The Jeff Man mascot costume is getting an upgrade. 
Made out of paper mache, the current mascot head is reportedly 30 plus years old according to Loni Schramm. She and her daughter have taken it upon themselves to order and replace the outdated mascot head. 
Along with replacing the current mascot head, Schramm is looking at an additional head to have for Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate. 
“Each head is roughly $3,500,” Schramm said. “And we are looking at two, which would be about $6,000. Anything we have left over will be used for coat, pants, shirts.”
The mascot head that Schramm and company are looking at getting will be complete with a fan for ventilation and to prevent the wearer from getting overheated in the foam based head. Schramm is ordering the heads through a mascot company based out of Canada. 
With no funding that has been set aside by the school for a mascot, Schramm was told by the schools that they did not have the resources or people to take the time to update the mascot. Schramm and her eighth grade daughter have already participated in one fundraiser and are now asking for donations for the mascot. 
“We started with selling pizzas,” Schramm said. 
On Monday, November 5, Tiffany Pfaff of the First National Bank of Fairbury presented Schramm with a check on behalf of the bank for an amount of $1,000 for the mascot. Schramm expressed her gratitude towards Pfaff and all that she does for the schools. 
“She jumped right on board trying to help us,” Schramm said. 
Donations can be dropped off at Johnson Vision Care, the high school, or the main branch of First National Bank of Fairbury. 
 

Made out of paper mache, the current mascot head is reportedly 30 plus years old according to Loni Schramm. She and her daughter have taken it upon themselves to order and replace the outdated mascot head. 
Along with replacing the current mascot head, Schramm is looking at an additional head to have for Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate. 
“Each head is roughly $3,500,” Schramm said. “And we are looking at two, which would be about $6,000. Anything we have left over will be used for coat, pants, shirts.”
The mascot head that Schramm and company are looking at getting will be complete with a fan for ventilation and to prevent the wearer from getting overheated in the foam based head. Schramm is ordering the heads through a mascot company based out of Canada. 
With no funding that has been set aside by the school for a mascot, Schramm was told by the schools that they did not have the resources or people to take the time to update the mascot. Schramm and her eighth grade daughter have already participated in one fundraiser and are now asking for donations for the mascot. 
“We started with selling pizzas,” Schramm said. 
On Monday, November 5, Tiffany Pfaff of the First National Bank of Fairbury presented Schramm with a check on behalf of the bank for an amount of $1,000 for the mascot. Schramm expressed her gratitude towards Pfaff and all that she does for the schools. 
“She jumped right on board trying to help us,” Schramm said. 
Donations can be dropped off at Johnson Vision Care, the high school, or the main branch of First National Bank of Fairbury.