Thursday, May 3, 2018

City, NCTA Announce 2018 High School Challenge


Salisbury – The City and the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) are excited to announce a fun new initiative to help raise money to fund the upcoming National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland.

For three days in September, Salisbury will be the center of national attention. 60-80,000 visitors are expected to come for folk music and art, and explore the beauty and richness of the Delmarva peninsula. The Festival is projected to bring in between $15-30 million dollars in direct spending through hotels, restaurants, and shopping.  Over 350 artists will take part in this 3-day FREE festival—with more than 25 different musical groups performing continuously on 7 stages, including a Dance Pavilion, a juried Festival Marketplace, a Family Area, and the Maryland Folklife area
To help raise the money needed to pull off such a massive undertaking, the City and the NCTA have announced a challenge for local high schools: a friendly competition to raise the most money *by school.  Local High Schools will rally their classmates—both current and alumni—to raise funds in the name of their alma mater to help offset the cost of the National Folk Festival. The winning High School(s) will be acknowledged at the Folk Festival, and will have their contribution celebrated with a brick in the Legacy Society wall.
Contributing in the name of your High School is easy (AND TAX-DEDUCTIBLE) – simply contact your High School Challenge Leader below to submit a pledge or contribution in any amount with your name and school or make a donation online at: https://www.nationalfolkfestival.com/HSC
Winners will be announced at the Festival for the High School with the 'HIGHEST PARTICIPATION' and the 'MOST MONEY RAISED’.
Friends and Friendly Competitors - We need your Time, Talent, Treasure!
Dick Morris, Bennett High School
RMorris@shoredist.com
Michelle Wright, Mardela High School
michelle@wrightsmarket.com
 
Stephanie Willey, Parkside High School
Stephanie_Willey@comcast.com
Mike Dunn, Wicomico High School
Mdunn@greatersalisbury.org


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since the school administration was just bitching about not having enough money for education, maybe they need to help raise funds for education instead.

Anonymous said...

The money is not coming in for this event is it?

Anonymous said...

Education funding should be handled from the tax base, that's supposedly the purpose. This is a great idea to help offset any cost of the Festival!

Anonymous said...

3:26 My children should not be raising funds to pay for the festival. If Salisbury wants it then they should pay for it.

Anonymous said...

6:33 if your nappy headed child doesn't want to participate they don't have to! Where did you read, if you can read, that it was mandatory for every student?

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Anonymous said...
3:26 My children should not be raising funds to pay for the festival. If Salisbury wants it then they should pay for it.

May 3, 2018 at 6:33 PM

That is my thoughts exactly. If these county students want to raise money then they should be raising money for Universal Pre K, not Jake Day's failed National Folk Festival.

I can assure you my kids won't be participating in this stupid trick pulled on them.

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Anonymous said...
The money is not coming in for this event is it?

May 3, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Correct. This is another Beg-a-thon by Jake Day and Mike Dunn just like they did the night of the so called "Kick Off for the National Kick Off" and started begging people to donate $1000 fro a brick to go on the wall. They invited people to the kick off who they knew had money.

Mike Dunn and Jake Day's daddy brought up the school alumni challenge that night and obviously that has been a failure so now they are USING our children to raise money for Jake Day's failure.

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Anonymous said...
Since the school administration was just bitching about not having enough money for education, maybe they need to help raise funds for education instead.

May 3, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Exactly! I agree with you 100%!!!!!

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Anonymous said...
Education funding should be handled from the tax base, that's supposedly the purpose. This is a great idea to help offset any cost of the Festival!

May 3, 2018 at 3:26 PM

Who says that funding should be handled from the tax base?? Sounds like this is some dumb idiot from the city. Is that you Jake Day? Is that you Caroline O'Hare? Is that you Mike Dunn??

The city needs to raise their own money for the National Folk Festival, NOT county schools!!

Anonymous said...

11:23 You will be happy yo know that I don't have any nappy headed children as you described. Now go crawl back in your hole.

Anonymous said...

Has this been approved by the Board of Education?

Something like this needs to have parent input.

Anonymous said...

Michelle Wright and Stephanie Willey have really proven to be real liberal dorks haven't they.