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  • Sugar and Spice: The Recipe for a Successful Fundraiser

    Posted by on June 2, 2016

    Anyone can sell some cookies for fast cash to boost a budget. But spice it up with a performance for all ages and you’ve got the makings of one successful benefit.

    A Place to Grow (APTG) recently held our 17th Annual Bake Sale and Talent Show at our after-school program in Arlington. Pulling out all the stops were our 4th and 5th grade Masters of Ceremony engaging a crowd of over 100 parents, students, and family members. Needless to say, this was only the beginning.

    In support of the Arlington Parent Teachers Association at the Stratton Elementary School, APTG students and staff baked, ballooned, and belted out tunes for an evening of fun and fundraising. Our biggest show yet featured forty-one acts ranging from comical skits to judo demonstrations, and even parent / child duets. Students turned chefs for the occasion to create all of the yummy sweet treats that were sold at that the performance. As the attention turned to the talent on stage forming balloons into animals, small voices rising up in song, and witty youths captivating a room full of audience members, APTG was raising more money for the Stratton Elementary PTA than in years past.

     The PTA is a staunch supporter of our after-school programs, and daily activities that benefit the students throughout the year. For school aged children, APTG provides a safe place to play, relax and have time with their friends after the school day ends. We offer creative arts, group sports, games and workshops, and help with homework.

    As an integral part of Arlington’s education program, the PTA relies on families and public outreach to forward their mission. A Place to Grow extends our heartfelt thanks to the community for banning together in support of this great cause, and making this year’s fundraiser our biggest and best event yet.