Photo courtesy of Stacy Sayles
At left, Lafayette Elementary's 2012 Walk-A-Thon logo is revealed. At right, the Menchie's mascot (a sponsor of the fundraiser) showed up at an assembly on Sept. 25 as a surprise for the kids.

Kick-off assembly gets Lafayette Elementary kids fired up for Oct. 19 Walk-A-Thon fundraiser

Coverage from Stacy Sayles

“Fire it up”…”Fire it Up” …was chanted loudly and proudly by students at Lafayette’s assembly on Sept. 25 to kick-off their annual Walk-A-Thon! Excitement generated from the building as students learned of this year’s theme for their biggest fundraiser of the year – Walk-A-Thon 2012 – “FIRE IT UP” A special appearance was made by one of Lafayette’s sponsors this year – Menchie’s! Students left the assembly fired up and ready to go out and help reach the 65,000 goal!

Without the help of our community the Lafayette Walk- A- Thon would not be what it is today. The sponsorship from our community has enabled our school to fund student programs that would otherwise cease to exist. This year as a courtesy to our local business’ we are doing a “one ask” procurement process – which means we only approach a business once this school year. Business donations are due September 29th (more details here) to ensure we recognize their sponsorship on our various pieces of media that will highlight their company’s involvement. For more info contact Leslie at or visit

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