Here in Medford Lakes, we’re quite proud of our school system. Our students usually excel and we have wonderful teachers. However, due to budgetary constraints, like in most districts, we can’t provide everything that we would like to. So, several years ago, some brilliant people in our district organized our Medford Lakes Educational Foundation. Their goal was to provide the extras that didn’t fit into the regular school budget. One thing they did was raise money for a distance learning lab in the school. They also provide annual grants for teachers to provide something special in the classroom. One grant which is applied for by our 3rd grade teachers allows the children to raise butterflies in the classroom.
The MLEF’s major fundraiser each year is a Casino Night, during which they have a silent auction. Last year I donated a flannel yellow brick road quilt to them and it raised $350! I was quite pleased. This year I’m donating a Christmas Quilt. I got the pattern from a mystery quilt website somewhere on yahoo, but I don’t remember where. I love how the quilt turned out, but unfortunately I can’t attend this year and bid on it! I hope it raises a lot of money and goes to a good home. Here is the Christmas quilt….
And here is a picture of one of the blocks…
It’s been so ridiculously hot and humid here that it’s nice to be working on a Christmas project! I’m very ready for fall to arrive, it’s my favorite season of the year. And now it’s time for me to leave Starbucks, where I’ve been sitting, writing this while my house is being shown yet again. Keep your fingers crossed that THESE are the buyers!