Thanks a Melon!

Last week the Chamber held their Annual Teacher’s Appreciation Luncheon at the Great Plains Technology Center.  We invited all of the school employees and educators in Frederick out for lunch.

The meal was prepared and served by a combined effort of the Chamber Board and the School Board.  These volunteers worked really hard to make a delicioius meal of hamburgers, baked beans, potato chips and a bowl of watermelon for dessert!

The meal went with this year’s decoration theme, “Thanks a Melon.”  Cindy Ade and Jill Biggs put in lots of hours in making sure the decorations looked as adorable as always.

After the meal we drew names for a combined total of $3,635 worth of prizes.  Most of these prizes came in the form of Chamber Bucks purchased by business sponsors, but $1000 was donated from Frederick Public Schools and $135 worth of gifts were donated by several different businesses.

To me, this event really shows what a community is all about.  Over forty-four sponsors pulled together to monetize the event while over 23 volunteers helped make this event happen.  All of this just to give one big huge thank you to a group of hard working individuals who don’t get told thank you enough for all of the hours spent working hard to make our school system the success that it is.

The Frederick Chamber of Commerce wants to send a big, “THANKS A MELON” to all of the volunteers, organizers and donators of this year’s Annual Teacher’s Luncheon.  A good time was had by all.