2nd Annual MEF Walk-A-Thon a tremendous success!

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The Merrillville Education Foundation sponsored its 2nd Annual Walk-A-Thon on October 6, 2018, at the Merrillville High School Field House. It was a tremendous success!

Many thanks to all who came out for it, even on a rainy day! We had almost 100 participants. Everyone who participated benefited from some good exercise. Many prizes were given out and a fun time was had by all. We would like to thank the following people for their generosity and support:


  • Merrillville students, families, and staff for raising money and coming to the walk
  • Merrillville teachers, support staff and principals for spreading the word
  • Business and community sponsors for giving donations and prizes
  • MHS Athletic Department for helping coordinate the event
  • MHS Graphic Arts Department for creating the posters, banner, and T-shirts
  • Volunteers from the Merrillville High School Cheerleaders and the MHS STAND Club for giving of their time
  • Merrillville Education Foundation Board Members for doing what it takes to make it a success

2018 Walk-A-Thon Sponsors
Many thanks to our sponsors of our 2nd Annual MEF Walk-A-Thon! With your support, the Foundation continues to provide unique and valuable education opportunities for Merrillville students.

Purple Star Contributors – $100 to $249
Acme Print Copy Design
Amy Beckham
Barb and Mark Lucas
Bruce Woods
Cari Hooper
Copier Consultants
David Barrick – Real Estate
Geisen Funeral Home
Janis Qualizza
Miles and Molly Dunscombe
Sharp’s School Services

Walk-A-Thon Gift Sponsors
Abuelo’s Restaurant
Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
Andrew Kyres – First Financial Bank
Barb Orelup
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Crete Wellness Center
Fahrenheit 212 Restaurant
Family Express
Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
Jelly Pancake House
Kathy Martin
Marisa Smoljan
Mary Hoffman
Maxim’s Restaurant and Lounge
Miler School
QDOBA Mexican Eats
Railcats Baseball
Rogge Insurance
Sam’s Club
Sharp’s School Services
Stardust Bowl
The Street Family
White Castle
Z’s Shakes and Cakes