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Fund-Raiser Boosts Wreckers' Projects

The Staples Gridiron Club Tag Sale avoided a rain delay yesterday and helped bring the new concession stand one step closer to reality. According to parent and club member Monica Vaughn, there was even enough to toss a small donation toward the school's student radio station: WWPT Wrecker Radio.

“We covered the cost of setting up the storage pods and enough to make a small donation to the radio station,” said Vaughn. She manned the checkout table where bargain hunters brought their wares for purchase, and to haggle. “If you don't like the price on something, let us know,” she said.

The fundraiser, for both the radio station and the construction of a new concession stand at the high school, kicked off with an early bird sale at 9 a.m. Vaughn said a surprising number of dealers showed up to sift through the offerings. “They knew exactly what they were looking for,” said Vaughn.

Gridiron Club President Patrick Kelly said the sale was a great success. Most of the good items went fast, though with a few hours left there was still plenty of sporting equipment to pick through. Anything left over once the sale closed, was sent to Goodwill.

This was the third event to raise money for the concession stand. The first was the Gridiron Club's golf tournament which serves as a general fundraiser. That was followed by an evening on the deck at Bobby Q's. “That was a lot of fun, we'll definitely be doing another one of those,” said Kelly. For now though, the club will take a break from scheduling events. “I want to enjoy my summer,” Kelly said, chuckling.

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