Poly Drivers: Soggy weather can’t stop Saturday Live fun

By Mary Lave
Saturday Live chairperson

Wow! What a day for Saturday Live. Despite the inclement weather, we stuck it out all day as did many families (thankfully!) who enjoyed the abbreviat-ed activities. Because of the rain and wind, our Bungee Run was the only inflatable in the park, we didn’t even inflate until the rain stopped around 11; after that there was no stopping the masses! Many enjoyed Mystery Doors until we had to take it down due to wind.
The rest of our offerings were huge hits as well: Hot drinks and the Emoji store sold out of all available product just after 2, and Sweet C’s Kettle Corn couldn’t pop fast enough.
As a result, our net income from this event was $1,970- down just $80 from last year. All things considered, an amazing pull out!
According to the Education Foundation, the Poly Booth was the top dollar performer for this year, which we believe is a first!
Countless people are needed in order to make this event happen, so I would like to say THANK YOU to the all of the parents, teachers and students that helped in so many ways. And a special thank you to these businesses/parents who donated product and prizes:
-City Brew: coffee, hot water and accompaniments.
-Sweet C’s Kettle Corn & Splat Inflatables for giving us a screaming deal on our most popular offerings.
-Lave Masonry: prizes for Mystery Doors
-Shannon W: cocoa, tea, cider mixes, creamer, etc.
-Brooke S: candy for Mystery Doors
*And…the party isn’t a party if people don’t come, so THANK YOU, THANK YOU for bringing your families out to the park in spite of the weather-it was an awesome day after all!

Saturday Live 2014

SATURDAY LIVE IS ALMOST HERE! This Saturday, Sept. 27 at Pioneer Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join us for this great event that supports the students of Billings Public Schools. There is also a fun run at 9 a.m. at Daylis Stadium, and the school with the most participants in the fun run wins a prize. Registration for the fun run is at http://www.efbps.org.

Poly Drive Elementary will have a Bungee Run Inflatable, Mystery Doors, and Sweet C’s Kettle Corn and City Brew Morning Coffee! Remember, Poly Drive receives proceeds from the tickets we collect at our booth. If you run out of time to use up your tickets, be sure to stop by our booth and we’ll take them off your hands! Plot your course for Saturday with this map.

Tickets will be sold in advance at Poly Drive, 2 tickets for $1.00, sold in strips of 10 tickets for $5. They will be available for purchase after school on Thursday, Sept. 25 and Friday, Sept. 26. Or you can download the ticket form here and turn it in to the school; ticket orders received after Tuesday, Sept. 23 will be sent home on Friday, Sept. 26.