A tasty treat for education
Edwards raises funds for middle school programs
Story by Carolyn PopePhotos by Marian Andelman
EDWARDS – Berry Creek Middle School hosted its first “Taste of Berry Creek” last month. The event brought the diverse population of Berry Creek Middle School together for fun, food and fund raising.
The money the event raised goes to their “mini-grant” program, in which teachers can request money for projects that might not be in the school’s budget.Several hundred parents, students and staff ttended the event on Feb. 28 to meet new families, purchase handicrafts and enjoy home cooked specialties, including taquitos and tamales, which were consumed quickly and early in the evening.
“We plan on making this an annual event,” said Bonnie Vesey, president of the school’s Parent-Teacher Association. The school showcased their programs in academics, music, shop and art. The fund-raiser was a success due to the diligent efforts of the PTA and Outreach, principal Diana Hulbert and parents Vicky Reyes, Bev Rasmussen, Gastaro Garcia and Maria Corral.
The event was created and coordinated by Vesey and volunteer coordinator Debbie Robbins. Leesa Childers helped out with the new logo wear – hip new hoodies.
Creativity in raising money is nothing new for the parents of Berry Creek. Last year, they debuted their “Berry Creek Blend” coffee, a coordinated effort with the Vail Coffee and Tea Company.