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Event gave big boost to education

2011-10-12T00:00:00Z 2011-10-12T10:55:22Z Event gave big boost to education The Billings Gazette
October 12, 2011 12:00 am

We would like to thank our community for supporting public education by participating in Saturday Live! This event is made possible by the hundreds of business and community volunteers in Billings, as well as our local business community. These volunteers do everything from setting up tents, moving tables and chairs, picking up trash, reuniting lost kids and parents to hauling garbage cans to the curb! It takes the entire village to make this a successful day for over 60 school groups in the park.

This year over $108,000 was raised for the school groups with an additional $56,000 in sponsorship dollars for the Education Foundation. The school groups will use this money for purchasing computers, books, iPads, field trips, classroom supplies ... the needs are endless.

The business community continues to step up and support this event by contributing money to help put the event on, or through in kind or volunteer support. The sponsorship dollars raised for the Education Foundation are used to fund the Partners in Education program, classroom grants, Reading Rocks, and student and teacher scholarships.

Thank you, Billings, for supporting Saturday Live!

Sue Baker

Caroline Chvilicek

Saturday Live co-chairs

Billings

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