Jackman Road Elementary PTO and BSP CARES partner to offer savings and safety to community | Community Spirit
Jackman Road Elementary PTO will host its annual Mom 2 Mom Sale on Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 to 1:30 at the school (8008 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI). The sale offers a dual opportunity for moms. Those wishing to clean out their closets and make some money at the same time are able to rent a table and sell their items, keeping all of the money from their sales. On the other hand, those looking for good deals on baby and kids clothing, toys and equipment can shop ‘til they drop from 30-40 different sellers all under one roof! Admission to shop is just $1.00.
All proceeds from table rentals and admission benefit the PTO which uses the funds to provide programming and equipment to the students in the school.
This year, the PTO event is being paired with a Kids’ Safety Event sponsored by BSP CARES-Bedford Students Protected through Combining Area Resources for Educational Safety. The safety event will take place from 9 am to noon and will feature car seat safety inspections by Safe Kids Monroe. Weather permitting, the car seat safety checks will take place next door at the Bedford Township Government Center (8100 Jackman Road). BSP CARES is thankful to Township Supervisor, Walt Wilburn, for providing the use of the government center parking lot for this portion of the event.
At Jackman Road Elementary, Michigan State Police will offer Gun Safety Awareness. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department dive team will be on hand, as will its helicopter known as “The Raptor.” Deputy Dawg will join Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies. In addition, several vehicles will be available for kids to explore. Moe the Fire Clown will provide entertainment. All safety activities are free and open to the public.
Proceeds from concession sales will benefit BSP CARES as will any donations made that day.
BSP CARES was formed in February by Amy Driehorst and Regina Whalen in response to an announcement by Bedford Public Schools Board of Education that one of its two Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy School Resource Officers would be eliminated for the 2012-2013 school year. They launched their fundraising effort on March 1 with a goal of raising $80,000 annually for the next three years to maintain the second deputy in the district. The pair raised $20,000 in the first month.
For more information on renting a table for the Mom 2 Mom sale, the Safety Event or BSP CARES, contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.