Santa breakfast raises money for Marysville scholarships

  • Monday, December 10, 2018 12:53pm
  • Life

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School District Foundation raised $500 for high school graduating student scholarships at a Santa breakfast Saturday.

“That’s enough for one scholarship,” said Sandie Phipps, a vice president of the group, which awards four $500 scholarships a year.

About 100 people attended the event at Applebees. Phipps said they needed 50 people to break even. She added she hopes to make this an annual event.

Phipps said the nonprofit, all-volunteer group that supports the school district is looking for members. It costs nothing to join. They have about one meeting a month. Other fundraisers include: Silvertips and Aquasox nights, and $5 from each ticket they sell for Seattle shows at the Paramount and 5th Avenue theaters. For details go to www.foundationmsd.org or email msdfoundation25@gmail.com.

The restaurant offers community groups the chance to raise money by cooking breakfasts during a time it usually is closed. The community group has to provide the wait staff as volunteers.

Part of the attraction was a visit from Santa and his helper Buddy the Elf. One of their fans was 9-year-old Kason Erwin, who looked a lot like Ralphie of A Christmas Story fame.

More in Life

Marysville Food Bank volunteers unload donated items from the Tulalip Tribes. (Courtesy Photo)
Marysville, Arlington receive food donations from restaurants

The Tulalip Tribes closing their gaming facilities due to the coronavirus has… Continue reading

Briefly

Red Curtain cancels play MARYSVILLE – Red Curtain has canceled its May… Continue reading

Katelyn Leary, Jimena Yanez and Grace Kyser.
Marysville Strawberry Festival court named

MARYSVILLE – Katelyn Leary, Jimena Yanez and Grace Kyser were named senior… Continue reading

Both Students of the Month from MG want to be doctors

Marysville Getchell seniors Divine Grace Bayya and Colton Lindstrand are the March… Continue reading

Hoops for Hope a fun fundraiser for special needs students

MARYSVILLE – We are still working on the story for the Hoops… Continue reading

Selena Tedford and her design for one of the banners. (Courtesy Photo)
AHS students make metal banners for city light poles

ARLINGTON - Students in Arlington High School’s Advanced Manufacturing class are teaming… Continue reading

Maleia Kicking Woman receives a blanket from tribal members Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo)
4 Native American students in Marysville receive awards

MARYSVILLE – Four students won Indigenous Education awards at the quarterly breakfast… Continue reading

8 local students win Arlington Rotary Club awards

ARLINGTON - Eight middle and high school students from the Arlington, Lakewood… Continue reading

Cecily (Karli Reinbold) falls for the dashing Algernon (Kennan Miller) in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” (Courtesy Photo)
It’s important to be Earnest in Wilde’s Victorian satire

MARYSVILLE – Oscar Wilde’s ”The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy… Continue reading

Bennett, Severn of M-P February Students of the Month

MARYSVILLE – Alexis Bennett and T.J. Severn of Marysville-Pilchuck High School are… Continue reading

Krista Longspaugh
Briefly

MARYSVILLE - Marysville Fire District’s first career woman firefighter will retire Friday… Continue reading

Folks check out the Miracle House for homeless families. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
Help for homeless families available in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – About 508 students in the Marysville School District were homeless… Continue reading