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FHS PTSO to hold fund-raiser

The Farragut High School Parent Teacher Student Organization will host a dessert/coffee fund-raiser to help bolster funds for the school’s cafeteria chair replacement program beginning at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27.

The event came about when a member of the PTSO at the school suggested holding a fund-raiser where parents sat in the mismatched, broken down cafeteria chairs to show how badly new furniture was needed. She became the organizer of the event.

Ann Arms, co-chair of the Parent Connection committee, wanted the PTSO to assist in obtaining new seating for the commons area. After discussions with FHS principal Mike Reynolds, the PTSO decided to hold a coffee and dessert fund-raiser to raise money for perimeter seating in the windowed area of the commons near the office where visitors pass when walking into the main entrance of the school. This area currently has no seating.

Jocelyn Brodd, co-president of the PTSO, said she hoped the event would raise the almost $1,900 it would take to provide seating in that area, possibly eight benches around the area.

“This would provide sixty more seats during the lunch periods,” Brodd said.

FHS plans on getting about 640 cafeteria seats from money the FHS Education Foundation raised for the project, as well as from other sources.

Arms said, “Starbucks is do-nating the coffee and Coca-Cola is donating the soft drinks. We hope to have the desserts donated by a local business. Parents can take desserts to go as well, or make a donation if they prefer.”

Brodd said, “I think our goal is attainable. We hope to sell four hundred desserts. Any monies earned in excess of the goal will go towards the technology needs of the school, such as the rolling English labs.

Brodd added Reynolds “has a vision that people will walk into Farragut and think this is a beautiful school, and we want this as well. I’ve had meetings in the cafeteria area, and some of the chairs are torn, cracked and just plain unhealthy. How can you take pride as a student in your school if this is what you’re sitting on?”


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