Tewksbury has certainly been trying to emphasize the “fun” in fundraising as of late. Due to impending budget cuts, fundraising coordinators at the North Street and Dewing Schools have decided to create “Tewksbury-opoly,” a board game in the vein of Monopoly that will feature local places of business and community hotspots. Board spaces, game cards, player pieces and more are available to claim; prices start at $50.
Although gaining significant interest when the project was launched in the fall of 2010, the North Street School Parent Advisory Council fundraising committee is still looking for 20 more establishments to stake their claim on “Tewksbury-opoly.” The deadline has been extended to run through February 15, 2011, allowing local enterprises who have yet to immortalize themselves with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do so before the quickly approaching deadline.
Budget cuts have been increasingly severe for local school districts, with Tewksbury schools expecting an $848,000 deficit for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year. To combat these drastic deficits, schools have been developing more and more ways to fundraise creatively. The “Tewksbury-opoly” project was expected to raise $11,000, with the profits going toward textbooks, school supplies, educational speakers and transportation.
By extending the deadline, the North Street and Dewing Schools hope to fill in the remaining board spaces and reach their goal. To find out more about the “Tewksbury-opoly” project, visit www.tewksburyopoly.com or contact Chesbrough at 978-683-1958.