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Morgan PTSOs combine to offer Fall Festival fundraiser

Article Date: 
11 October, 2013 (All day)

The Morgan school’s Parent Teacher Student Organizations are combining efforts for the first time ever to raise funds for the high school, middle school and elementary school.  The Morgan PTSO Fall Festival is on Oct. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be full of excitement and fun for the whole family!  
Shalece Sanders and Melissa Mellott from Morgan Middle School PTSO felt that there was a need to collaborate efforts for fundraising.  
“We decided that there were multiple fundraisers going on to raise money for our schools, so we wanted to make the PTSO fundraisers of Morgan an ‘all-in-one’ experience for the families with students in multiple schools.  We are truly amazed at how well it is coming along!  It’s awesome to see such dedicated women working together for one great cause.” 
The ‘5050 BMX’ bike and skate shop located on Hill Field Road in Layton is sponsoring a first ever BMX box show in Morgan.  They are a Dew Tour host and their team has competed in other events like the X Games.  Kris-e Snyder, Morgan High School’s PTSO President, was able to put together this opportunity with the owner, Eddie Buckley.  
“His shows are pro and really amazing!”  Kris-e is excited because she feels this will be a great opportunity for the BMX enthusiasts to view the sport at its best in a local arena.  “We wanted to give back to the community and allow them to enjoy something fun and new.  We thought it would be fun for Morgan ‘BMX’ers to have something local.”  
The show will be located in the high school gym with a showing at 6 or 7:30 p.m.
Along with the show, families can enjoy a meal at the middle school from Chick-fil-A and concessions with popcorn and lots of other yummy treats.  Pre-order forms are available at all Morgan county schools, including Mountain Green Elementary.  MGES opted out of the fundraiser due to their success from their annual Walk-a-thon, but still have so generously allowed the other PTSOs to advertise and promote this event at their school.  You can turn in your forms at the Middle School.  The pre-order gives you a discount of .50 per meal and allows them to get a more exact count of the food to order.  
Stacey Erickson of Mountain Green has been working hard with her committee to make this event the best the PTSO has ever created.  
Courtney Gualco, Morgan Elementary’s PTSO President, has also been busy with her organization in getting together an awesome carnival for all students to enjoy at the middle school.  We hear that you may even get to throw a pie in Mr. Allen’s face and that there’s a spook alley, too. Don’t forget to dress up, too!! 
Last but not least, there will be a silent auction full of great vendors and donations including Browning, Big Foot and Friends, Cakes by Glenna Smith, Safe Home Strategies, RC Willey, and many more!  If you are interested in donating items, services, or money to the auction, please contact the following:  MHS-Lori Standing-s19standing60@gmail.com; MMS-Stacie Erickson-staceye007@yahoo.com; MES-Courtney Gualco-cgualco76@gmail.com.
  The PTSO uses its funding to support the educational and social programs of the schools, including, but not limited to, supplies, computer programs, dances, assemblies, ribbon week, field trips, school spirit, development of leadership within our students, and many other roles within our community.  Their whole purpose is to serve the schools and add to whatever may be needed or lacking.  Their role in the community is vital and can only be sustained by amazing volunteers, teachers and students.  Your support of their organizations will be greatly appreciated and will enrich the students’ educational experiences.