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Night For Nigeria: Dance For A Chance

Maeve Eels

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Every year Merion Mercy holds a huge fundraiser in order to aid struggling third world countries. This year, Merion’s mission was to raise money in order to build mud huts for refugees. The mud huts were $500 each, and so it became Merion’s goal to raise at least $12,000 for the refugees.

When deciding what type of fundraising opportunity to hold, President Maida Pannepacker and Vice President Alay’na DiSanto knew that the best way to raise money was to hold a Merion Mixer, because Merion girls can’t resist a good Merion Mixer. They decided that in order to raise addition funds for Nigeria, the leaders created mission week, a week long fundraising event where each day had something significant in store.

On Tuesday, the first day of mission week, the Penny Wars began! The students loved the idea and throughout the week brought in as many coins as possible to beat out the other grades. Wednesday, a bake sale was held, and those baked goods went fast! Thursday, the tee shirts were in and ready to be sold, along with some amazing raffles. Lastly, Friday a dress down day was held for any student who purchased a tee shirt, and it was the big night! The night of the mixer!

The mixer started at 7 o’clock and students waited at the doors to get in. The night started off with people buying snacks and flower crowns, and it continued to a full night of dancing! St. Joe’s Prep was an awesome host, providing us with a fantastic venue! We were so grateful to have such fantastic participation and the total will be out soon!

Thank you to everyone who helped!

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