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Johnsburg Central School PTSA hosts successful fundraiser

JOHNSBURG The Johnsburg Central School Parent-Teacher-Student Association held its Jaguar Jamboree on March 24 to a packed house. An estimated 300 community members filled the Johnsburg gymnasium to take part in a basket auction that boasted 75 theme baskets, 16 specialty baskets and an assortment of door prizes. Emcee Bud Dreon and 7th grade student Matthew Hayden read off raffle numbers at a frenzied pace while dozens of middle and high school students ran baskets to winners who were waiting in the bleachers. According to Deb Morris, JCS PTSA President, There were huge cheering sections in the audience as groups of friends and families scored some of the most coveted prizes. Some of the specialty items included large gift certificates to area restaurants, a golf package for The Sagamore, a set of bicycles, and the most sought after prize a fitness basket containing an Ipod Shuffle, donated by North Creek Woodworking. Susanne Hayden, Jaguar Jamboree Committee Chair said, We were overwhelmed by the support we received from area businesses. The event, which lay dormant for several years, was resurrected in an effort to raise money for PTSA events and for a new outdoor scoreboard. The Johnsburg PTSA hosts several movie nights throughout the year, a Secret Santa sale and Scholastic book fairs to name a few. The Athletic Booster Club, a committee responsible for sending students to sports camps each summer, also falls under the PTSA umbrella. Hayden added, We originally thought this would turn into a bi-annual event, but after the Jamboree, we had numerous volunteers signing up to do this again next year. The Jaguar Jamboree grossed over $3,000. Many thanks go out to the businesses and individuals who donated items, and to the volunteers who made the event possible. For more on the JCS PTSA, call the school at: 251-2921 for contact information. Defensive driving course offered The New York Safety Program Defensive Driving Course will be offered at St. Cecilia's Church Hall in Warrensburg from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, April 16 and 23. The cost of the program is $35. Register by calling St. Cecilia's Church at 623-3021. The number of students is limited.

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