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A Model for a Successful School Fundraiser

TasteBag1Sold out. Again.

Always.

The Center Elementary School PTO of Chelmsford, MA boasts one of the most successful and anticipated events of the year with its Taste of Chelmsford fundraiser. Every year as we head into spring, locals are treated to a night out of socializing, music, prizes, and most importantly, a night of sampling appetizers, main dishes, and desserts of the areas many fine restaurants and caterers.

Not only is this tasting competition a “calender circling” event for many adults, it’s one of the town’s most successful school fundraisers all year and benefits Center School’s enrichment programs.

An adults-only night of friends, community, and sampling great food and drink that raises funds to grow the minds of our children for a mere $25? It’s crystal clear why the event is sold out every year and why this should be a model for any school searching for ideas on how to raise money for their own programs. Raising money for these programs is the most important part of the night, but the added benefits of supporting your local establishments and fostering local pride can’t be overlooked. Your sense of community is stronger when you leave this event than when you enter, and the restaurants and vendors who participate bring their “A” game knowing how big of a shot in the arm this exposure can be for business.

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Posted by on March 20, 2014 in Brad the Dad, Dads Round Table

 

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Taste of Chelmsford Inspires Our Children

TasteBag1A night of taste.  Of individual pallets and community spirit.

The Taste of Chelmsford really holds double meaning.  It speaks not only to the outstanding flavor put forth by local restaurants and caterers, but also the generosity and character of local residents.

With all proceeds directly benefiting the PTO enrichment programs at Center Elementary School, supporting this night is all taste.

Enrichment programs built to further the growth and horizons of our children.

Programs like a rousing musical presentation to launch the school year by John Kelleher, who performs as Johnny the K.  An all-out theatrical performance about character building, as I hear it told.

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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Brad the Dad, Chelmsford Patch

 

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