Saturday, August 15, 2009

Templeton PTO Fundraiser at Nick's August 26

The Templeton PTO has been hard at work planning for a full-scale renovation of Templeton’s playgrounds--the oldest in the Monroe County school corporation. The renovation will include new equipment, surfacing, and trees. Angela Lexmond, one of the organizers, reports, “We have already raised $12,000 through grants and from major donors, but we have far to go to reach our fundraising goal of $65,000. We hope our neighbors will help us. Last spring, the kids themselves raised over $1,000!”

One neighbor, Natalie Cabanaw, is sponsoring a benefit at Nick’s English Hut for the cause on Wednesday, August 26, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Natalie is coming in on her day off and will donate all her tips; all you’ve got to do to help is come in and order off the menu. Nick’s management will also donate a percentage of the bill for people who identify themselves as Templeton supporters.

To have your bill count towards the fundraiser, go to the back dining room on the first floor of Nick's between 5:00-8:00 pm. Natalie won a Be More Award from the City this spring for similar generous fundraising work for local charities, and Nick's generously supported the annual block party this year by donating the burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and fixings.

If you can help directly, please send your tax deductible donation to the FMCCS (Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools) earmarking it in the memo line for the “Templeton Playground Fund.” Their address is 315 North Drive, Bloomington, IN 47401. For more information, contact Angela Lexmond (339-0782) or Jennifer Livesay (334-0764).

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