When it comes to local fundraising for area schools, Fayette’s annual PTO Pancake and Sausage dinner always takes the (hot)cake.
The Parent Teacher Organization provided warm, hearty meals to local residents throughout the area on a frigid Sunday afternoon in Fayette’s high school gymnasium. Every February the PTO raises proceeds that helps improve the district, with the last few focusing on advancing technological aspects of the schools.
Technology such as netbooks and iPads have been purchased using the funds from the PTO’s most prolific fundraiser. So far this year, new enhancements have included microwaves for the kitchen and improving transportation by installing GPS systems inside of the school buses.
Around 500 people were estimated to be in attendance; an abundance of happy residents ensured what appeared to be a sizeable turnout. Local resident Suzy Sommers noted that more people generally attend when the weather is a bit on the warmer side. Raffle ticket donations were also being sold to help support the fundraiser; for $5 one ticket would grant three lucky winners an opportunity to win prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250.
Also being held next door inside the middle school gymnasium was the NHS Carnival. The carnival was host to over a dozen fun and exciting activities for kids of all ages and their families. Area kids could participate in creative games being led by Fayette students. Also included were opportunities to win fun prizes and enough candy to surely last until Spring.
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