Students from Patuxent and Calvert High School Orchestras are headed to Ireland with a little help from some friends.
The Patuxent and Calvert High School Orchestras are raising funds for a trip to Ireland April 15-20, where they will do two performances, meet other students, and tour the beautiful countryside. Students and their families have been busy doing fundraisers throughout the county to offset the cost of the trip. The cost to send one student on the trip is $2,200.
Members at the American Legion Arick L. Lore Post 274 decided to help the students after they found out about their desire to go and need for funds.
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 274 assisted with their quest hosting a breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, February 24. The students worked with the group making eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, omelets and other tasty dishes. They also set up tables, bussed tables and washed dishes.
During the breakfast, a 50/50 raffle was held, with the winner donating back $60 of her winnings.
But what would a breakfast, especially one with music students, be like without music? Several of the student brought their instruments and played throughout the morning for the attendees. One opened her violin case which quickly began to fill up with tips.
The breakfast netted the group $750. This money will be equally divided among the students that worked the event.
In addition to the money made through the breakfast, the American Legion Arick L. Lore donated $200 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 274 donated $300. These lump sum donations will be used to offset specific costs during the trip like bus rentals.
There is still time to help! Contributors will be recognized in all concert programs for the remainder of the school year. And you are assisting with a great cause – the future of our students!
Interested? Please contact Dr. Cheryl Blockland, Director of Orchestras, Calvert and Patuxent High Schools at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Joyce Stinnett Baki / Calvert Beacon Reporter