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Posted on 03/21/2017

Wednesday, March 22, from 5-8 p.m.

Baxter Enterprises McDonald’s Spirit Night for Glen Avenue Elementary

McDonald's on Tilghman Road (just off of Route 50 near the Dunkin Donuts and Food Lion)

Glen Avenue Elementary staff members will work alongside McDonald’s crew members throughout the evening, and a portion of sales that night will benefit the school. Glen Avenue families and the community are invited to participate by coming out that night.

 

Friday, March 24

Sophomore Class Spaghetti Dinner and Auction

James M. Bennett High Cafeteria

On Friday, March 24 from 6-8 p.m. the Sophomore Class at James M. Bennett High School will be hosting the annual Sophomore Class Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for JMB students and children 10 and under. There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction with lots of great donations from the community. All proceeds will go to the Class of 2019. Tickets are on sale now. Please contact Courtney Mazzarone at cmazzaro@wcboe.org or call the front office at 410-677-5141. 

 

Saturday, March 25

Ultimate Bingo with Coach, Spartina & More, to Benefit JMB Athletic Teams

James M. Bennett High

James M. Bennett High School will hold its annual Ultimate Bingo with Coach, Spartina & More on Saturday, March 25 to benefit JMB athletic teams. The Ultimate Bingo event will take place in the JMB cafeteria, doors and kitchen opening for concession sales at 5 p.m. and bingo games beginning at 6 p.m. Twenty games of regular bingo (U-Win, U-Pick your prize. Bags will be filled with gift certificates.) The night will also feature a Chinese auction, JMB Treasure Chest, door prizes, silent auction, and 50/50. Bring canned goods to receive a ticket for a special drawing. Must be 18 or older to play. Tickets $20. For tickets or information please call the JMB office at 410-677-5141 or 410-251-5032, or email colewis@wcboe.org.

 

Saturday, April 1

Mardela High SGA’s first 5K Fun Run

Pemberton Park

The Student Government Association of Mardela High School will put on its first 5K Fun Run Saturday, April 1 (no joke!) starting at 8 a.m. Contact Mardela Middle and High at 410-677-5142 or ckrygeri@wcboe.org to preregister, or just show up by 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Cost is $15 per participant, first 70 who register will get a free MMHS T-shirt. Proceeds from this event will go to a new school and community account that will fund projects and programs in need each year. This year will be a scholarship fund.

Saturday, April 1

Everything Beautiful Benefit Concert

Headquarters Live

The Everything Beautiful Benefit Concert for the Class of 2017 Natalie Insley Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held on Saturday, April 1 at Headquarters Live in Downtown Salisbury from 3-9 pm. This will be a fun-filled day of music, fellowship and games to celebrate the life and spirit of the late Natalie Insley, who tragically lost her life last August in an accident the month before she would have started her senior year at James M. Bennett High. All proceeds from the Everything Beautiful Benefit Concert will go to the Class of 2017 Natalie Insley Memorial Scholarship Fund at James M Bennett High School. Featured bands are Troy Grove at 3 p.m., Tommy Burdett & The Riffshakers at 3:30 p.m., AMP Studios at 4:30 p.m., Pete Bozick & The Larks at 6:30 p.m., Blue Junction at 7:30 p.m. and No Gravity at 8:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from Phat Boyz Catering and Cupcakes by Frosted. Everything Beautiful Benefit Concert merchandise and Natalie Insley themed artwork will be on sale. There will also be a silent auction featuring various gift baskets donated by local businesses along with handcrafted and handpainted items. Facepainting for the kids and cornhole games will be part of the day's activities. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for children 7-12, and free for 6 and under. Please join us on April 1 for a fun-filled day of food, music and games while supporting a great cause in remembering our dear Natalie. 410-677-5141.

 

Saturday, April 8

2nd annual Touch a Truck Event to Benefit Glen Avenue Elementary

American Legion Post 64, Salisbury

Mark your calendar’s for the 2nd annual Glen Avenue Elementary Touch a Truck Event at the American Legion Post 64 in Salisbury Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Children will be able to look at, touch, and learn about many different types of trucks that are used in our community. There will be tractor trailers, fire trucks, police vehicles, and more. Children will also be able to enjoy face painting and other activities. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and sodas will be available for purchase. This fun event will raise funds for Glen Avenue’s year-end PBIS incentive field trips. This event is open to the entire community for a small admission fee. Refreshments will be sold. Last year’s first Touch a Truck/Tractor event raised $800 for Glen Avenue students. The organization is currently seeking volunteers to bring large trucks, tractors, other farm equipment and emergency vehicles to American Legion Post 64 on Route 50 in Salisbury (across from the armory) for the event. For information or to sign up to bring your vehicle for the event, please contact school nurse Maureen Greenlees at 410-677-5806.

 

Saturday, May 13

Bingomania to Support Mardela Middle and High Bands

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Bingomania, the Eastern Shore’s largest bingo cash prize event, returns to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Saturday, May 13. Doors open at 5 p.m. for early bird games and regular games begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission to Bingomania includes all regular and special games, including the Jumbo Jackpot Game. Regular game payouts are $500 while special games will pay out $1,000. The Jumbo Jackpot Game pays a maximum of $10,000 depending upon attendance. Increase your chances of winning and help a local food bank at the same time by bringing three non-perishable food items to the event. Those who do will receive three additional cards for the first early bird game. Tickets are $45 per person in advance and $55 per person at the door, fees may apply to ticket prices. Tickets are on sale now at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD; M-F, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.), online at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org and by phone at 410-548-4911. All proceeds benefit the Mardela Middle and High School Bands. For more information contact the Mardela Band-Aides at 410-677-5170. See more at: http://www.wicomicociviccenter.org/events-listings/bingomania-1#sthash.h4OHqXaz.dpuf

 

Donate Gently Used and New Shoes to Support the Parkside High Class of 2020

Parkside High School’s freshman Class is conducting a shoe drive from March 15-June 1 to raise funds for their class. The Class of 2020 will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated footwear. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at Parkside High School’s main office. Drop off shoes at the Parkside main offive Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., or call the school at 410-677-5143 and the Freshman Class will arrange for shoes to be picked up during upcoming collection days. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations.

Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school. By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the Parkside High School’s Freshman Class, people in our community can give those shoes a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives.

“We are excited about our shoe drive," said Michelle Wainwright, Freshman Class Advisor. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets that they don’t really wear anymore and the shoes are most likely still in great shape. The goal is to collect 300 bags of shoes by the end of the school year.”

 “This is a huge win-win situation,” added Kelly Hartman, Freshman Class Advisor.  “By donating them to us, we are helping those less fortunate become self-sufficient and at the same time, they will also help the Class of 2020 raise much needed money.”  The funds raised will help to off-set the costs associated with the Class of 2020’s senior year.

 

Westside Schools’ PTA Discount Cards Available

Westside Primary School and Westside Intermediate School are currently selling discount cards for $10 each. Proceeds from the sale of the cards go directly to the schools to benefit students.  PTA funds for the two schools help lower costs of field trips for students, help pay for assemblies to broaden students’ life experiences and background knowledge, help cover subscriptions for magazines with current nonfiction text for students, and help fund field day as well as student incentives. The card often pays for itself the first time you use it in one of the restaurants. Please email tlauer@wcboe.org at Westside Primary or hcurtis@wcboe.org at Westside Intermediate about getting a Westside card. (Staff members may arrange to have a card sent through the Pony Mail to them.) Westside Schools thank you, in advance, for your support.