Letter: McDole PTO to host trivia night

By on May 3, 2012

The McDole PTO in Montgomery will host its first annual trivia night at Open Range Southwest Grill in Sugar Grove on Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m.

Like every organization trying to raise money in this financial climate, the need to think outside of the box to raise money to support our school has become increasingly challenging. The PTO struggled for weeks trying to think of something really intriguing for its spring fundraiser, and inspiration knocked on the door one night during a PTO meeting. The PTO, the fourth-grade teachers and school administration came up with a plan that would be fun, unusual and get people to come out and raise money for the PTO: trivia night.

From trivia night’s inception, the fourth-grade teachers started pounding the pavement seeking silent auction donations. McDole Assistant Principal Kevin Gordon offered his services as the evening’s emcee, and trivia night was well received by the rest of the staff and administration at McDole.

Open Range in Sugar Grove jumped on board immediately, offering the PTO a place to host the event, staff and even a percentage of the profits, for which we are extremely grateful. The community at large has generously donated items to our silent auction, and table reservations have been filling up.

I have always been proud to be co-president of the PTO and to work closely with the PTO Board, the administration and the school staff, but this event has reinforced for me that McDole is a special place for our kids, and when we all work together we can do great things for them. I would like to thank each and every person who has spent their coveted time working hard to make this event a success, and the almost 60 businesses and individuals who have donated so many items to be auctioned off in our silent auction.

Our principal, Martne McCoy, donated the students’ most desired auction item, “Principal for the Day” package. Other auction items include Cubs tickets, Kane County Cougar tickets, golf at Mill Creek, pampering items (Massage Envy, Hair Cuttery, emily kay Salon, Great Clips, Ziza nails, Mary Kay), Stephanie Hulthen Photography session, garden products (Midwest Ground Cover, We Grow Dreams Greenhouse), sports (World Gym, Fit Mama, Finish Line), kids items (Family Fun Center, American Girl, a kids electric ride-in car, collectible toys and Barbies), home party packages (Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One Bags, Creative Memories, Longaberger, Barefoot Children’s Books and more), food items (Fireside, McDonald’s, Jimmy Johns, Schmidt’s, Graham’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, All American BBQ, etc.).

We have everything in place for an amazing night. Now we are asking the community to come out and support our event. Come out and play trivia, bid on a basket, play 50/50 games or just get a drink.

For more information or questions, email info@mcdolepto.org. Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to what we hope will be a great night!

Michelle Moser
McDole PTO co-president