SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Over 200 people came out to support the Springfield Schools PTA raising over $7,500 at the annual Comedy Night Fundraiser held on Sept. 30 at the Springfield High School.
The comedians, Kelly MacFarland, Drew Dunn and Paul Landwehr, entertained and at times jostled with the crowd prompting laughter and a bit of shenanigans. “Over 200 people came out for comedy and to support our schools,” says lead organizer Meredith Kelley. “We are so grateful to everyone who came out, to our sponsors and donors. This is our second year running this event and we are thrilled to have raised additional funds to support our elementary schools.”
The PTA comedy committee also organized a silent auction with several local businesses donating items gathered into various themed baskets. Proceeds from the event support Springfield’s elementary schools to supplement purchase of classroom supplies, pay for school activities, and other special events. Last year’s event paid for new swings at Elm Hill Elementary and will fund future gardens in front of the Union Street School replacing an old dilapidated building that was demolished earlier this summer.
Event sponsors were Kelley Sales and Service and Gurney Brothers Construction both of Springfield, Vt. This year’s event was in partnership with the Springfield Booster Club.
Other donors include the following local businesses and people: 56 Main Street Restaurant, All-4-One-Tami Stagner, Advanced Skin Care, Alva Waste, Amy Shaw-AS wire dream, Amy Shaw-Usborne Books, Artisan Surfaces, Best Subs, Bibens Home Center, Black Rock Steakhouse, Blue Sky Restaurants, Boccaccio’s, Boston Red Sox, Buddy and Deanna Dexter, Candace Groner – Thirty One Gifts, Dartmouth College Athletic Department, Delish Deliveries, Denise E. Photography-Denise Hunter, Gem Starz, Halladay’s Harvest Barn, Hartness House Inn and Tavern, HB Energy Solutions, hozzlebozzle-Caitlan Christiana, Jake’s South Street Market, Jennifer Goodrich, Joe’s Discount Beverage, Kelley Sales and Service, Lebanon Opera House, Lori Brown, Loyal Order of Moose, Spfld. Lodge 679, Marie Gelineau – Premier Designs, Martha Tarbell – Pampered Chef, Meredith and Patrick Kelley, Mona Frye, Montshire Museum of Science, Mr. G’s Liquidation Centers of VT and NH, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Okemo Mt. Resort, Pat and Linda Kelley, Paul and Eileen Kendall, Ramunto’s, Residence Inn by Marriott Lebanon, N.H., River Valley Credit Union, Riverside Restaurant, Scott and Dee Richardson, Shaw’s Supermarkets, SHS/RMS Athletic Director, Cagney Brigham, Springfield Art Gym, Springfield Booster Club, Springfield Cinemas 3, Springfield Town Library/Town of Springfield, Subway Restaurants, The Dance Factory, The Druen Family, The Edgar May Health and Recreation Center, The Free Range Restaurant, The Gintof’s, The Marshall Family, The Pincus-Krueger Family, The Southern Pie Company, The Subway, The Vermont Country Store, Tina’s Hallmark Shop, Trout River Brewing Company, Ultimate Auto Body, Up Your Alley, Villagers, Willow Farm, Woodbury Florist, Young’s Furniture and Appliances.
Thanks to all who donated and turned out to support Springfield schools!