Letter to the Editor: Meeker Education Foundation benefit a success

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Dear Editor:
We want to thank the parents, grandparents, teachers and community members for filling the Fairfield Center in Meeker in support of our kids and the Meeker schools on Sunday, Jan. 31. They combined to make MEF’s second annual benefit a great success.

It was a happy evening and netted $8,175, which is an excellent beginning to the foundation’s 2016-2017 grant awards program. It’ll fund many curricular/classroom needs and enrichment opportunities in the next school year.
Shana Holliday’s Meeker Elementary School Marimba Band and Jeff Hemingson’s a cappella Meeker High School Choir entertained us all; and those who weren’t able to join us missed a real treat. The two groups were superb.
Last, but not least, special thanks go out to our fellow MEF board member, Meeker city councilman and Elk Creek Ranch Executive Chef Scott Creecy for the feast he prepared. Additionally, we are very grateful to the Elk Creek Ranch Owners Association, which provided the food, and to the Meeker High School students who served throughout the evening.
Thank you one and all.
Mary Strang
President, and members of the
Meeker Education Foundation Board