Tailgating for Education Brings Community Members Together to Support Schools in Autauga County – Elmore Autauga News
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The Autauga Education Foundation (AEF), in partnership with the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted its annual Tailgating for Education Benefit Dinner tonight, Monday, August 22nd. Not only does it raise funds for the school year, it raises money for the Foundation to give back to the school.
AEF President Quincy Minor explained that the foundation is “a non-profit organization that fosters engagement and promotes sustainable resources to improve student achievement in Autauga County schools.” This annual profit and her A+ banquet for AEF funded the full amount of teacher grants given each year, and AEF has donated over $440,000 of hers to teachers and classrooms in Autauga County since its inception. .
Allison Powell, Director of Marketing and Communications, Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, said: We can celebrate all that AEF does for local educators. The Chamber of Commerce said he worked with the AEF to deliver a seamless event, bring resources together to ensure all the money raised goes back to the classroom, and help Autauga County students reach their full potential. enable you to demonstrate your sexuality.
The evening began with guests arriving to the sound of the Pride of Prattville and the Marbury Northstars Marching Band. Both bands performed the rally song before joining together to perform the national anthem. Another aspect of the evening was to recognize this year’s teachers and applaud them for all their efforts over the past school year. The 2022 winners were Shannon Murfrey, Secondary Teacher of the Year, and Stacey Brown, Elementary Teacher of the Year. Murfrey is a history and advanced placement history teacher at Prattville High School, and Brown is a sixth grade teacher at Marbury Middle School.
Special speakers for tonight’s event were all of the local high school football coaches and WSFA’s Director of Sports, Rosie Langello. Each coach discussed their vision for the season and enlisted the support of the community to ensure every game was packed with fans. The evening culminated in Langelo, and everyone in attendance seemed enthralled by her love of the sport and the region.
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