Just wanted to give everyone an update on the Power a Bright Future Contest.
The Grand Prize Winner is awarded a $50,000 grant. Also there were three 'Category' winners who received $20,000 grants.
The Grand Prize Winner is:
Metrolina Christian Acadamy with their entry "Bring our Warriors Home"
The three "Category" winners are:
In the Play Category:
The Collingswood Language Acadamy with their entry "We Need a Safe Place to Play"
In the Learn Category:
Archimedean Middle Conservatory with their entry "Making History Every Day"
In the Create Category:
Mountain View High School with their entry "Coming Together is a Beginning, Staying Together is Progress, and Working Together is Success"
Feel free to go check out the schools and their programs!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This Spotlight is on Sheri Gilbert! She is a terrific lady, who lives in Beaumont, Ca. Sheri read about my blog 60 pot holders in 60 days, and was so inspired she wanted to do something to help out too! Sheri decided to help two of the local students from San Gorgonio Middle School make marshmallow pretzel pops to sell at the Dickens Festival. So despite the busy holiday season she set aside some extra time to have the kids meet with her and make these wonderfully sweet and gooey treats. Lucky me, my camera and I got to join in on the fun, and even got to try one too!!!
Ok, so what exactly are marshmallow pretzel pops? (besides delicious!) They are pretzel sticks topped with chocolate and candy coated giant marshmallows. They are also easy, and fun, to make!
Some form of Meltable chocolate chip
A candy sprinkle or topping
and the Giant size marshmallows.
festival and get some! Make sure you come early or they'll all be gone! If you happen to see Sheri be sure to tell her thank you. The children definitely appreciate the time and effort she put in to helping them make these wonderful creations for their event! Thanks again Sheri!
People always say that they want to help but they don't have the time or resources well here's another way you can help with just a few clicks. No need to even leave your computer area, much less your house, and it won't cost you anything but a few moments of your time: Ok, so Bing is continuing its effort to help out schools. It has launched it's $1 Million Dollar Giving Challenge. From now til January 15, 2011, Bing wants to donate $1 Million Dollars to schools. How do you help? Easy. Go to: $1 Million Dollar Giving Challenge, click on the click here button (it's orange you can't miss it) Scroll down past the pictures and click on the Help Now link. A nice little window then pops up that gives you the choice of having Bing donate $1 on your behalf to donorschoose.org, or you can choose to make Bing your home page and you will recieve a donation code for $5 to use at donorschoose.org. Simple easy and no money out of your pocket. Plus no need to even leave your house.
If you've been reading my post 60 potholders in 60 days, then you're well aware of the Dickens Festival that San Gorgonio Middle School will be holding. Well I now have definite dates and times. So if your in the Beaumont, Ca, area, be sure to stop in and show you support for one of your local schools. They will have food, crafts, and much more. The Dickens Festival itself is open from 6-8 on December 3rd and noon to 6 on December 4th. The play "Scrooge a Christmas Carol" will be performed at 7pm on the 3rd and at 2pm and 5pm on the 4th. Hope to see you there!