Published: Fri, November 30, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.
Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Dennis Kriebel was one of the employees at Menchies that loved helping out at the fundraiser on Nov. 13 the most. He said that he loved the idea of working with Poland Union Elementary School to help one another.
Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Emily (left), Madeline, and Eric Beal (right) were one of the families from Poland Union Elementary School that came to Menchies Nov. 13 to show their support.
Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Many people loved the Menchies fundraiser so much they attended the event both Nov. 12 and 13. One group of friends that did this were, from left, (front) Julianna DiFabio, Brianna DiFabio, Arianna DiFabio, Talia Milano; (back) Emerson Dinsio, Karlina Milano, and Bella Milano.
Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Austin (left) and Audra Lambert (right) enjoyed being able to visit one of their favorite restaurants and help a school they both attended at the same time.
By NATALIE SCOTT
Menchies in Boardman and Poland Union Elementary School teamed up Nov. 12-13 for a tasty fundraiser that was mutually beneficial.
Michael Masucci, principal at the Union, came up with the idea for the fundraiser because his own children seem to end up at Menchies every night of the week.
“One night, I just asked Menchies if they do fundraisers and that kind of thing and that got us going,” Masucci said.
For two days and nights, anyone with a pink slip, provided by Menchies, and saying that they were there to support Poland Union, got to donate 20 percent of their purchase to the school. Many families loved the fundraiser so much they went both days to make purchases.
“It’s just such a wonderful, great, simple fundraiser. So easy and so fun, and it really helps the kids and the school out,” said Poland Union parent Shelly Fabio.
Menchies is a build-your-own yogurt style restaurant that offers a variety of flavors.