The 10th annual Flapjack Fever event is in its last stages of planning as preparations are underway for a successful day on Sat. January, 27. The event, which is the predominant fundraising effort for the Parent/Teacher organization, is a favorite among organizers and participants. “It is just a neat way to raise money and everyone loves it,” said Becky Miller, who is helping to organize the event this year.
The funds raised from the event are used to pay for extra incentives that the state does not allocate money for, including field trips, all student awards and trips for the accelerated reading program. The PTO also uses funds for extra activities or equipment, such as the rock climbing wall that was added to the sixth grade campus last year as a result of the PTO’s fund raising efforts. “The fund raising the PTO does, not only benefits our campus but the community as well because when new equipment is added to the playground, it is accessible to everyone,” Miller said.
The event is a community favorite and is supported by local businesses and individuals who contribute items for the raffle that is held in conjunction with the breakfast. “We expect 1500-2000 people to come through the doors this weekend and our local businesses make sure we have enough raffle items to entice them to buy tickets,” said Miller.
In addition to the food and raffle items, there will be a children’s midway, complete with bounce houses and slides as well as a cakewalk. The activities will be ongoing throughout the day and the PTO encourages everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to have breakfast and entertain the family at the same time.