4th Annual MEF Walk-A-Thon is a huge success!

2021 Sponsors | 2021 Media Gallery

The Merrillville Education Foundation sponsored our fourth Walk-A-Thon on October 9, 2021, at the Merrillville High School Soccer/Track and Field Area. Many thanks to all who came out for the event on a beautiful fall morning! We had over 100 participants, and it was a tremendous success. Everyone got 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
  • Koz’s Quality Printing in Lowell for creating the T-shirts and the banner
  • 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

Also, congratulations to Fieler School for having the most participants and winning the traveling trophy for one year!

You can find a list of our monetary sponsors and gift sponsors below. Thanks again and we hope to see everyone at next year’s Walk-A-Thon!


2021 Walk-A-Thon Sponsors
Many thanks to our sponsors of our 4th Annual MEF Walk-A-Thon! With your support, the Foundation continues to provide unique and valuable education opportunities for Merrillville students.

2021 Silver Star Contributors $500-$999
Centier Bank
Culver’s Restaurants
McMahon & Associates CPA’s, P.C.
Prudential Financial – Andrew Draper
Puntillo and Crane Orthodontics PC

2021 Bronze Star Contributors$250-$499
Able Paper and Janitorial Supplies
Briggs Insurance Agency
DVG Team, Inc.
Fahrenheit 212 Restaurant
Hugh P. Seller & Frances K. Seller, DDS
White Castle

2021 Purple Star Contributors$100 to $249
Acme Print Copy Design
Brandy’s Safe and Lock
David and Paula Barrick
Geisen Funeral Home


2021 Gift Sponsors
Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
Andy Draper
Barb Orelup
Family Express
Gail Nicolini
Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
Iddings School
Jak’s Warehouse
Kathy Martin
Koz’s Quality Printing
Lori Govert
Marisa Smoljan

2021 Gift Sponsors
Marnita and Terrell Taylor
Mary Hoffman
McDonald’s – Modrak Operating Group
Melanie Atria
MHS Cheerleaders
Miller School
Nancy Draper
Nicole Clark
Sky Zone
Stardust Bowl
Up Your Alley
White Castle
Zig-E’s Funland