To the editor:
On behalf of the Houghton Elementary PTO we would like to say thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made our recent Spring Carnival a HUGE success. We couldn't have done it without you.
Thanks to our sponsors, Auto Pro Glass and Tire, Copper Country Family Dentistry, Favorites Custom Apparel, Monte Consulting, Pat's Foods, Superior Lube, Superior Rent-All and Wells Fargo.
Thank you to the Houghton High School National Honor Society, Key Club, Mrs. Karvaako's Junior Class, the 8th grade girls, AmeriCorps, Shelby Turnquist, Jamie Therrian, Shannon Rinkinen and the GE staff. You all helped to pull it off behind the scenes.
A big thank you goes out to Bobbie Jo Holombo. She not only ran to pick up more gold fish once, but twice! We are forever grateful to you!
Thank you to Craig Waddell for sharing your "magic" with us once again.
Lastly, thank you to all of the parents and teachers that helped. Whether it was helping with set up, clean up, working a booth, baking a cake or just bringing your children in to enjoy the carnival, your efforts have not gone unnoticed.
This was one of the most successful carnivals in years. With the money raised from this and past carnivals we have been able to provide many things for the school. For example, a piano for the music room, climbing wall in the gym, field trips, books for March reading month, butterfly kits for the 2nd grade class, the 5th grade banners, art framing, and playground equipment to name a few.
We look forward to seeing you again next year!
and Kristie Vlahos