Elvis event raises $3,000 for media center fund

Before the curtains opened, Steve Marcio posed on the stage in his Elvis jumpsuit.

Before the curtains opened, Steve Marcio posed on the stage in his Elvis jumpsuit.

The Forest Lake High School PTO has $3,000 to start a fund for a media center makeover.

The group netted that much on Saturday, Feb. 23, thanks to supporters who attended the spaghetti dinner, silent auction and Elvis show. The PTO sold 195 tickets for the event.

PTO member Lisa Gross said “we all had a really fun time. Toward the end, couples were dancing in the aisles.”

Easels displayed photographs of modern, comfortable furniture that might be purchased to update the media center.

Easels displayed photographs of furniture that might be purchased to update the media center.

Guests could view a designer sketch of how the remodeled media center might be laid out, along with photos of possible furniture choices, track lighting, and color swatches for fabric and walls.

The next fundraiser, Gross said, might focus on furniture. Donors could sponsor a comfortable chair or a table.

The PTO may be able to coordinate their plans with the facilities task force, which is also looking at the media center.

A previous article said the media center carpet is the original one. A teacher at the fundraiser said the current carpet is the second: The original was orange.

Because the Elvis event included dinner, and because silent auction winners take their prizes home, money spent at the fundraiser is only partially tax-deductible.

Anyone wishing to make a 100 percent tax-deductible donation can write a check to the FLHS PTO and send it to the high school.

Guests browsed the silent auction offerings, deciding how much to bid.

Guests browsed the silent auction offerings, deciding how much to bid.

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