5th Annual MEF Walk-A-Thon brings out nearly 100 participants!

5th Annual MEF Walk-A-Thon brings out nearly 100 participants!

2022 Sponsors | 2022 Media Gallery

The Merrillville Education Foundation sponsored our fifth Walk-A-Thon on October 8, 2022, 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! We had close to 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
  • Sean Roche of the MHS Graphic Arts Department for creating the T-shirts, posters, and the Thank You 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 Salk 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!​

 

 

2022 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.

2022 Silver Star Contributors $500-$999
Centier Bank
Morgan Stanley – Dominic Nicolini
Puntillo and Crane Orthodontics PC
Sharp School Services

2022 Bronze Star Contributors$250-$499
Brandy’s Safe & Lock, Inc.
DVG Team, Inc.
Hugh P. Seller & Frances K. Seller, DDS
Prudential Financial – Andrew Draper
Scott & Marisa Smoljan

2022 Purple Star Contributors$100 to $249
Acme Print Copy Design

David and Paula Barrick
Linda Jonaitis
Cory Lazart
Mark Lazart
DeLena Thomas

 

2022 Gift Sponsors
Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
Andy Draper
Barb Orelup
Chick-fil-A of Merrillville
Costco
Culver’s of Northwest Indiana
Family Express
Gail Nicolini
Iddings School
Kathy Martin
Lori Govert
Marisa Smoljan

2022 Gift Sponsors
Marnita and Terrell Taylor
Mary Hoffman
Melanie Atria
Miller School
Modrak Operating Group- McDonald’s
Nancy Draper
Nicole Clark
Sky Zone
Up Your Alley
White Castle
Zig-E’s Funland

Celebrating our 20th year at the 2022 MEF Gala Hops & Vino Festival

Celebrating our 20th year at the 2022 MEF Gala Hops & Vino Festival

The Merrillville Education Foundation hosted the Hops and Vino Festival at Avalon Manor on May 27, 2022, to celebrate our 20th year of existence. It was a great evening and everyone enjoyed themselves, plus we raised funds to continue our mission!

Please check out our list of 2022 MEF Gala Sponsors and enjoy the photo gallery below.

 

2022 MEF Gala Sponsors
Many thanks to our sponsors of our 2022 MEF Gala! With your support, the Foundation continues to provide unique and valuable education opportunities for Merrillville students.

9720 Barbershop and Spa
Albanese Confectionery
Andrew Draper – Prudential Financial
Annette and Joe Allegretti
Asparagus Restaurant
Barb Orelup
Big Daddy BBQ
BJ Brewhouse
Chicagoland Popcorn of Merrillville
Chick-fil-A of Merrillville
Chris and Lori Govert
Ciao Bella Restaurant
Clifford Pierce Middle School
Custom Data Services – Chris Govert, Adam Mylnarcik, Adam Pardune
Dave Barrick – Coldwell Realty
Dorine Lumbarski
Fieler Elementary School
Gail Nicolini

Gino’s Restaurant
Gorgeous Glow Aesthetics
Greg Bosak
Iddings Elementary School
Innsbrook Country Club
John Wood Elementary School
Joy Kent
Kathy Martin
Kim and Steve Coppolillo
McMahon & Associates, CPA’s, P.C.
Major Saver
Marissa and Scott Smoljan
Mary Hoffman
Maxim’s Restaurant
Merrillville High School
Merrillville High School Athletic Department
Merrillville Intermediate School
Mike and Micky Zolfo – The Yoga Room

Mike Hadt – Oak Investments
Miller Elementary School
Nancy Draper
Net Par
Nick and MaryBeth Brown
Nicole Clark
Piccolo Sogno Restaurant
Planet Fitness of Merrillville
Salk Elementary School
Sky Zone
State of Mind Salon and Day Spa
Terrell and Marnita Taylor
The Exercise Coach-TJ Lux and Trainer Ashley
Turkey Creek Country Club
Up Your Alley
Walmart of Schererville
Wise Guys
Youche Country Club
Zig-E’s Funland

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