Parents, students, coaches, administrators, and school board members joined “forces” with the DHS Parents Club to support the annual Pack the Place event last Friday during the Dunlap vs. Pekin boys basketball games. Star Wars themed t-shirts, sold at all grade levels, promoted attendance for the game. The boys basketball and cheerleading teams also visited district schools to drum up excitement for the occasion.
Extracurricular teams donated awesome silent auction baskets, generating significant proceeds. The district superintendent, business and curriculum directors, superintendent’s secretary, and school board members also worked at the event. By selling raffle tickets, they raised a new record $1,400 jackpot for the 50/50 bucket!
Dozens of parents donated gift cards for the raffle drawings and worked alongside student volunteers selling t-shirts and food donated from local restaurants. Thank you for all your commitment to our students and school!
Special thanks to the very generous donations from food sponsors: Q’Doba, Little Caesar’s, and Maui Wowi, and business sponsors: Whitney & Associates, Double A’s, J.S. Whitson Dental, Nelson Chiropractic, Buffalo Wild Wings, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Great Clips and Better Prep Success. Thank you for your support!!!
Revenues raised provide funds for important academic and school enhancement needs beyond the district budget. The Parent’s Club has donated funds toward software, math and science equipment, iPads, additional trophy display cases, and the annual Junior ACT college admission testing due to the lack of Illinois State funding.
Submitted by: Marli Meiss
DHS Parent’s Club President