Music, food and prizes, what more could you ask for on a Saturday afternoon? On Sept. 15, the Schuylkill Valley Middle School PTO, will hold its first MusicFest and auction from 3 to 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium and cafeteria located along Ontelaunee Drive in Leesport.
Local bands Stir Crazy, Full Disclosure and Just Kidding will play throughout the event, emceed by DJ Jeremy Winterstein, while attendees can enjoy refreshments and take chances on winning fabulous prizes. The event is free but donations will be accepted at the door.
Heather Hueske, president of the newly formed Middle School PTO, is thrilled with the contributions from local businesses and beyond.
“We will be auctioning off many wonderful items, including twenty DisneyWorld Parkhopper tickets, an American Girl doll, a Ring doorbell system and a $500 gift card to Spark Dental,” she said. “In addition, people can take a chance on winning bracelets and earrings from Sorrelli jewelry, a necklace from Murphy’s Jewelers, and a piece of refinished furniture from The Mint Leaf. It’s really neat to have such generosity from our local businesses, especially since this is our first event.”
Throughout the event, Sammie’s Steaks and Fries and Candy’s Ice Cream will be serving patrons from food trucks located outside the school. Inside in the cafeteria, hot dogs, chips and drinks will also be available. There will be carnival games for little ones so everyone has the chance to take home a prize.
The Schuylkill Valley Middle School PTO was created to support the educational goals of the school, to provide funds for additional programs, equipment and services not covered in the budget, and to promote working relationships among parents, teachers and the community. MusicFest is just one of many activities being administered by the PTO, including an SV Popsocket sale, spiritwear sales, a cookie dough fundraiser and a “What A Crock!” (premade crockpot meals) fundraiser later this fall. Funds raised through the MusicFest will be used to help students pay for field trips and to enhance students’ education through author visits and educational assemblies.
The PTO welcomes everyone to attend the MusicFest and auction, perhaps to get an early jump on Christmas gifts. “We really want people to come out, have a good time and enjoy themselves,” Hueske said. “Try your luck on the wonderful auction items. You could be the winner!”