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Moriah PTA conducts membership drive

Varying membership levels available

Moriah Central School third grade classes recently learned about pollution during a visit by the schooner ship the Lois McClure and the tugboat Urger.  The boats were docked at the Port Henry pier, sponsored by the Maritime Museum.  The Moriah PTA supports school programs.

Moriah Central School third grade classes recently learned about pollution during a visit by the schooner ship the Lois McClure and the tugboat Urger. The boats were docked at the Port Henry pier, sponsored by the Maritime Museum. The Moriah PTA supports school programs.

— The Moriah Central School Parent-Teacher Association held a membership drive, raffle and food giveaway during the annual school open house.

With each paid membership that evening, the names were entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Mineville Oil Co., Inc., donated by Shelley Winters.

A total of 20 members signed up during open house and were entered into the drawing. The winner of the certificate was Erica Riemersma of Moriah Center.

Also at open house, for the second time, the PTA offered free hot dogs, juice,and water. By evening's end community members had been treated to nearly 200 hot dogs and 300 drinks.

“We would like to say thank you to Shelley Winters for her generous donation, to all PTA members that helped at open house, to all new member sign-ups and to community members for your attendance and continued support of our organization and your child’s school,” said Rose Rice, PTA corresponding secretary.

The next meeting of the PTA is Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the high school library. New members and those wishing to join are encouraged to attend. Membership dues are $5 annually.

Membership is offered on three levels. People may choose to be an active member, who wishes to be involved with all PTA functions; a semi-active member, agreeing to perhaps help at an event when available or to bake for a sale; or a supporting member.

“By supporting us, it’s your belief in what we do that encourages us to keep doing it and your annual dues help to fund what we do,” Rice said. “Supporting members are a needed and welcome addition to any organization. It is not necessary to be a parent or teacher to be a member of the PTA. You need only be concerned about the education and welfare of the youth in our community.”

For additional information or to become a member of the PTA contact Rice at 546-3623 or Email rm_rice@yahoo.com

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