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May 1, 2014

Breakfast a Hoppin’ Success!

Breakfast a Hoppin’ Success!

This warm thank you goes out to everyone who helped make this year’s Easter Bunny breakfast a resounding success. We had over 400 people attend. They enjoyed a warm breakfast, got their picture with the bunny and participated in crafts and face painting.

This family event is certainly appreciated by our community but it couldn’t have happened without our volunteers! We had over 60 volunteers for this event including members of the Epping boy scout and girl scout troops, Epping Elementary, Middle and High School National Honor Society, teachers from the elementary school and our PTO parents.

The EES PTO would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for donations of products for our event: Starbucks of Epping, McDonald’s of Epping, Churchills Gardens in Exeter, Ace/Ben Franklin of Raymond, Shaw’s, Hannaford, Dunkin Donuts, MarketBasket, Walmart, Staples, BJ’s wholesale club, and Sam’s Club. The following businesses in Epping supported our event by advertising on our placemats: Checker’s Barber Shop, Monarch Electric, Hogarth County Day School, Green Earth Baby Works, TMD Services, Gatchell Excavation, the law office of Kathryn Williams, Tiger Lilies Floral Boutique, WrapToBeThin.com, YouniqueProducts.com, Blue Iris Botanicals, Green Meadow Hydroseeding, One Small Payroll, Tastefully Simple by Melissa Duguie, Telly’s, and Chapman Electric. We also received additional advertising support from Westaff in Portsmouth, Access Walk-In Injury Clinic in Exeter and their second facility in Raymond, Ski93 Trips in Raymond, and Discover Chiropractic ! in Merrimac and Epping. Please shop these businesses and mention that you saw their names at our event. A listing of all businesses is available on our website: www.epping-pto.org.

We raised over $2000 for the PTO to continue to provide busses for field trips, Eagle Day shirts, and other contributions to our teachers, their classrooms and, most importantly, our students. Again thank you for your on-going support of our PTO, our elementary school and our students. We look forward to seeing you again next year on March 28, 2015! And be sure to join us at our carnival on June 20th at the Elementary School in Epping!

Heather Clark, Chairperson

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Committee

Epping Elementary PTO

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