Week of September 8, 2015

MLWGS Fall Festival Seeks Corporate Sponsors! 

Fall Festival is about fun, but it is also the major fundraiser for school clubs and organizations! The students have a chance to reach a wide audience and be creative in how they compete for attention, and tickets, by offering a variety of entertainment and food! The MLWGS PTSA makes Fall Festival possible by underwriting the expenses that come along with such a massive undertaking. Last year corporate sponsorships from Patient First, State Farm, Finance for Church and Short Pump Dental made it possible for the Fall Festival Committee to cover more current year costs and to purchase items that can be used yearly by the Festival. Donations will help the Fall Festival Committee meet its goal to have 30 tents available for booths offering food and to purchase supplies for a new Kid Zone barrier to separate a free play area for the youngsters.

This year we are offering two levels of Corporate Sponsorship - Gold for $500 and Silver for $250! All donations are tax-deductible as the PTSA is a non-profit. All sponsors will receive the following:

  1. Inclusion as a sponsor in at least two online articles in Smoke and Scales. One article will appear before the Festival and one after. 
  2. Mention on the Fall Festival Facebook Page.
  3. Front Page Logo Placements on Festival Program, with Gold Sponsors having larger logos. The PTSA prints 500 programs.
  4. Four announcements during the Festival.
  5. Placard on Stand at Fall Festival Stage with Logo. Gold Sponsors will have larger logos at the top of the placard.

Please contact Michelle Hobbs, michellehobbs@me.com, with suggestions for businesses that would be willing to offer a corporate sponsorship. The deadline is Wednesday, September 30, but businesses will be promoted as sponsors as they sign up! 


The first SCRIP order due date is Tuesday, September 29 and will be ready for pick up the following Tuesday, October 6. Please consider ordering SCRIP gift cards for your favorite stores and restaurants as a percentage of the value of each gift card goes directly to the MLWGS PTSA. 

Order forms can be:

  1. downloaded on the MLWGS website by selecting "Support" and then "PTSA and Booster Groups",
  2. picked up in Office #100,
  3. printed off the Smoke and Scales "Links" menu on the right side of this page.

Orders for this school year will be due on Tuesdays in the SCRIP drop box located in Office #100 and will be delivered the following Tuesday during lunch. Delivery and pick-up dates for this school year can also be found on the MLWGS online calendar. 

A selection of the most popular gift cards will also be available for purchase at Back-to-School Night on September 24 so those interested in purchasing any cards before the first order is placed can stop by the SCRIP table which will be set up that night outside the auditorium on the second floor. 

Questions? Please contact:


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Thank you from your Smoke and Scales editors and the MLWGS PTSA!