3rd Annual MEF Walk-A-Thon a great success!

2019 Sponsors | 2019 Photo Gallery

The Merrillville Education Foundation sponsored the third annual Walk-A-Thon on October 12, 2019, at the Merrillville High School Soccer/Track and Field Area. Many thanks to all who came out for it even on a cold and brisk morning!

We had almost 100 participants in the “Better Health, Better Minds” event , and it was a tremendous success. While participants walked to raise funds for teacher grants, everyone got some good exercise, many prizes were given out, and a fun time was had by all.

One hundred percent of the donations benefited Merrillville schools. 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 for giving of their time
  • Merrillville Education Foundation Board Members for doing what it takes to make it a success

Special congratulations to Iddings third-grader Cameron Griffin (right), who was recognized and received a gift basket for raising $220.00 in donations for the Walk-a-Thon, the most of any student! Salk Elementary was also recognized for having the most participants.

You can find our Walk-a-Thon sponsors below. Thanks again and we hope to see everyone at next year’s walk-a-thon!

2019 Walk-A-Thon Sponsors
Many thanks to our sponsors of our 3rd 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
David Barrick – Real Estate
Fahrenheit 212 Restaurant
Kiwanis Club of Merrillville
Miles and Molly Dunscombe
Pruzin Brothers Funeral Services

Walk-A-Thon Gift Sponsors
Abuelo’s Restaurant
Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
Andy Draper
Barb Orelup
4 Imprint
Fahrenheit 212 Restaurant
Family Express
Gail Nicolini
Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
Jak’s Warehouse
Kathy Martin
Lori Govert
Marisa Smoljan
Mary Hoffman
McDonald’s – Modrak Operating Group
Miller School
Nancy Draper
Railcats Baseball
Sam’s Club
Tiffany Fizer
Tiffany Siggers
White Castle