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It's BBQ Time

Pictured is Cameron B. Price receiving his $50 Walmart gift card.

Paige Montgomery was the third winner of the Spring BBQ ticket drawing that was held on Tuesday, March 15. Students who sold their six BBQ tickets by Tuesday, March 15 were entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. The annual Piedmont Spring BBQ is Friday, March 18 and tickets are $7 each. A variety of incentives are offered to students who sell their 6 BBQ tickets and more drawings for great prizes will be held soon. 

Tickets have been distributed to students and each student who sells six BBQ tickets will receive a free fourth block on Friday, April 15. Additional incentives for students who sell six tickets include a drawing on March 18 for athletic passes, a $25 gift card, a parking pass for 2011-2012, and graduation tickets.  In addition to selling BBQ tickets, there is also a need for cakes to be donated on Thursday, March 17. Incentives have been offered for cake donations that include a competition between various clubs at Piedmont and additional raffle drawings for athletic passes and a gift card. Parents who would like to donate cakes should download the cake requirements here
Proceeds from the two BBQ fundraisers help purchase new technology for computer labs and classrooms. In the past two years, BBQ monies helped update all teacher computers in their classrooms and provided a new 30-station computer lab and new computers for the Media Center.  Donna Helms, Media Coordinator, stated that “One of our instructional computer labs was hardly ever used due to outdated computers. With the BBQ money, teachers now have three labs each block in which to use up-to-date computers with their classes.”  In addition, new Smartboards and interactive technology have been proposed to purchase with the proceeds from the Spring BBQ. With the current budget situation, the BBQ fundraisers are a very important part of insuring that students and staff at Piedmont are provided with a 21st century learning environment. Parents who would like to volunteer for the BBQ should contact Dr. Ann Walters. 

Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: Mar 03, 2011 by Donna Helms

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