PHS Band Booster Fundraiser Held

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Leiann Allman with the band boosters and Chuck Emerson, manager of Country Mart of Piggott, join Supermarket Sweep winner Sandra Wright (center) as she shows-off her haul.
TD photo/Tim Blair

The Piggott High Band Boosters completed a major fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 4, as a lucky donor took part in a 10-minute shopping spree at Country Mart of Piggott. The $10 tickets were sold from mid-August to late October, and the winner was Sandra Wright. She purchased just one ticket, and took home over $1,350 in merchandise.

“The band boosters didn't raise a lot of money this year with this fundraiser, but sometimes it's not just about the money,” booster club president Leiann Allman noted of the effort. “Yes, we need funds to support our amazing band students but this year the boosters have tried to reconnect with our community that supports our band students. But, we have tried to think outside the box on fundraisers while trying to stay local. Staying local allows us to support our community while our community supports our students!”

As the winner of the spree, Wright had 10 minutes to get as many items into one shopping cart as she could. With a game plan and shopping list in hand, she navigated the store and made the most of the opportunity—cheered on by family members, band boosters and the public.

“With the shopping spree being a new fundraiser that people had not heard of before, I think people were skeptical.,” Allman added. “I heard people say that you can’t get a lot of groceries in 10 minutes or with just one cart. But Sandra Wright proved that 10 minutes is a long time and she was able to get over $1,300 worth of groceries in one cart!”

The boosters were also able to get feedback from Sandra, and her many supporters, who came out to watch her shop.

“We will need to adjust a few rules and regulations before next year, but we hope to continue the shopping spree as a fundraiser for the band,” Allman added. “And, congratulations to Sandra!”

Tickets were sold by band parents, at Cox Lumber Company, Madpies, Country Mart and at home football games. The boosters offered their thanks to everyone who supported the effort, and to Country Mart for their participation.

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