Monday, May 22, 2017

Special BCE Bearmail 5/22/17

May 22, 2017


Dear BCE Families,

We overlooked ~ recognizing the countless hours that Mary Beth Curley and many more volunteers put into the Art Masterpiece display for last week's Open House.  Thank you so much - we couldn't have this program without our wonderful volunteers.  We do not have enough space on our page to thank all of our fabulous families who volunteer tirelessly in so many different ways, but please know you are all appreciated each and every day.

Please read the following message from our Parent Club Carnival Coordinator:

Carnival 2017:
This year's Carnival and Silent Auction was an event I will always remember.  It was a beautiful day, a very well attended event, a lot of happy kids and adults played and enjoyed our community and we raised a lot of money for our BCE students, staff and programs!  
Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm for this event.  We had so many people step up and make this day really work.  A big thank you to all of the BCE office staff  (Alma, Margaret and Patti) for helping our committee with EVERYTHING!  Thank you to Denise and Bob Fosburgh for being available for anything needed on the day of the Carnival.  Thank you to Chrissy Dahl and Amber Jones who put a lot of energy into a very successful Silent Auction.  Thank you to Jamie McMurray, Melissa Ziganti and Kat Gafford who were flexible and always available to help in so many ways!  Thank you to Patricia Monack who stepped up at the last minute to run our concessions and also brought 3 friends who were there all day to help!  Thank you to Tammy Schultz who once again brought an onslaught of volunteers that made this event happen!  As well, I am very thankful to all the men who stepped up to work the BBQ Carnival day, Daniel Rose, Matt Dickinson, James Avery, Chris Kressman and to Dave McMurray who supervised the BBQ all day and did a great job executing the BBQ event!
There are so many more behind the scenes folks that helped as well.  Thank you one and all for every moment you all spent on this event!
I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful community and can't tell you how much it warms my heart to know that we all came together to create a fun and profitable events for the BCE Community!
Have a great summer!  
Laurel Johnson,
Carnival Coordinator

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