By Katy Mena
Community News Writer
Finally, a high school is on the horizon for the children of Signal Mountain, and not just any high school, mind you, but a school that intends to compete with the best in the country. Set to open its doors for business in August of 2008, the Signal Mountain High School plans to offer the most impeccable academic, athletic, and artistic programs that money can buy. The goal of the Signal Mountain Founders’ Fund is to raise that money needed to implement top-notch facilities, and it will give every mountaineer an opportunity to contribute to the cause on June 27 with the Groundbreaking and Founders’ Fund Festival.
Kicking off at 6 p.m., the festival will be an all-encompassing three-hour extravaganza for families to come and enjoy themselves while they contribute to the community. The event will feature the music of The Elastic Waste Band and will be purveying donated goodies, snacks, face painting sessions, and romps in any of the five jumping stations.
Among those donating their services to the festivities are Coca-Cola, contributing 1,000 cups and beverages along with their cart, Mayfield, doling out tasty ice creams, and UTC sorority girls, who will lend their face and hair painting expertise. The fun won’t end with food and fashion, however, as a magician will be on hand to wow the crowd with his awe-inspiring tricks throughout the evening.
Though the steering committee, chaired by Lisa Shander, seems to have all of the big night bases covered, they are still seeking one essential element, additional volunteers to ensure that the evening runs smoothly. Parents and interested parties are encouraged to contact Karen Dolmovich at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Aside from gaining the peace of mind that comes with offering a helping hand to a good cause, volunteers also receive a chic Founders’ Fund t-shirt. Free clothing, good food, and community bonding for a much-needed new school...it really doesn’t get much better than that.
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