6th Annual MEF Walk-A-Thon is a great success!

2023 Sponsors | 2023 Media Gallery

The Merrillville Education Foundation sponsored our sixth Walk-A-Thon on October 7, 2023, at the Merrillville High School Soccer/Track and Field Area.

Many thanks to all who came out for the event on a beautiful and brisk fall morning! 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
  • Tradewinds Services, Inc. of Merrillville/Hobart for creating the tshirts
  • Volunteers from the Merrillville High School Cheerleaders and the Vocal Teens for giving of their time and talents
  • Merrillville Education Foundation Board Members for doing what it takes to make it a success

Also, congratulations to Salk School for having the most participants and winning the traveling trophy for another 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!​



2023 Walk-A-Thon Sponsors
Many thanks to our sponsors of our 6th Annual MEF Walk-A-Thon! With your support, the Foundation continues to provide unique and valuable education opportunities for Merrillville students.

2023 Silver Star Contributors $500-$999
Puntillo and Crane Orthodontics PC

2023 Bronze Star Contributors$250-$499
Brandy’s Safe & Lock, Inc.
DVG Team, Inc.
Family Express
McMahon & Associates CPAs, PC

2023 Purple Star Contributors$100 to $249
DeLena Thomas – MCSC School Board Member
Geisen-Pruzin Funeral & Cremation Services
Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
Merrillville Lions Club
Miles and Molly Dunscombe


2023 Gift Sponsors
Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
Barb Orelup
Chick-fil-A of Merrillville
Culver’s of Northwest Indiana
Family Express
Gail Nicolini
Jak’s Warehouse
Kathy Martin

2023 Gift Sponsors
Lori Govert
Marisa Smoljan
Mary Hoffman
McDonald’s (Modrak Group)
Miller School
Nancy Draper
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Urban Air
Zig-E’s Funland