MIDDLEPORT — Fund raiser season is in full swing at Mid-Valley Christian School as it prepares for the annual extravaganza.
On April 8, the school will celebrate its Seventh Annual Extravaganza, to be held at Meigs Elementary School in Rutland. Norris-Northup Dodge of Gallipolis once more partnered with the school, providing a 2007 Dodge Magnum as a grand prize. Other prizes include a Cancun, Mexico vacation, tickets to Dollywood, Cincinnati Reds tickets, Camden Park tickets, a 410 shotgun, and several more items donated by local businesses and individuals. The event will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4-17. Children ages three and under have free admission. In order to win prizes, you must be 18 or older.
According to Melissa Dailey, school administrator, prizes will be given away approximately every three minutes, and every name drawn will be returned to the drawing for the grand prizes.
Besides the many prizes to be won, the extravaganza will feature carnival games, concessions, a craft and independent sales vendor show, an open bid basket auction, and Meigs Inflatables. All proceeds from the extravaganza will go to Mid-Valley Christian School, to cover operating expenses for the school as well as unfunded scholarships, which allow lower income students to attend the school either at a reduced rate or for no charge.
Mid-Valley Christian School was established in 1985, but it only served students through sixth grade. During the 2010-11 school year, the school was expanded to include students from pre-k through 12th grade, with 2011 hosting the school’s first graduating class. Graduates from Mid-Valley Christian School have gone on to attend colleges at Ohio University, the University of Rio Grande, Marshall University, WVU, Hocking College, and more, with degrees including engineering, teaching, business, and law. Like other schools in the area, Mid-Valley Christian School participates in state testing, and its students rank in the top 25 percent of those tested, according to Dailey. The students have the option of participating in sports, like volleyball and basketball, and cheerleading. This year younger students had the opportunity to participate in an archery club. Next school year will see the club compete against other schools as it joins the ranks of the sports offered at MVC.
On May 6, 2017, Mid-Valley Christian will hold the Second Annual Lion’s Roar Motorcycle Run, where it will give away a Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Low. Tickets are on sale at Rejoicing Life Church in Middleport, Ohio until May 6. Registration for the run will begin at 11 a.m. on May 6. Proceeds from this event will also benefit the school. For more information on the school or its fundraising events, call 740-992-6249.
Jessica Marcum is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.