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2006 Rockathon

$1,952 Raised in 2006 Rockathon!

On November 17-18, 2006 the Granville/Tolland Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation held our 3rd annual Rock-A - Thon, with 35 kids, grades 5 – 10 attending.  They arrived at 7 P.M. to spend the night rocking (in a rocking chair) and within minutes the Town Hall was filled with rocking chairs, pillows, blankets, games, movies, food and of course, kids. They brought in pledges totaling $1,952.00!!!!!

Our top rocker brought in $265.00.  Way to go Kristen Simeone!  Our 2nd place rockers Stephanie and Josh Saulenas raised $255.00, and Kristopher Hayden in 3rd with $245.00.  Raising over $100.00 this year were Samantha and Ryan Bredenfoerder @ $169.00 , Erica and Amy LeFebvre @ $150.00, Jayden Cowles @ $105.00, and Ashlyn Stromgren@ $100.00.

We would like to thank the Tunxis Club for providing the delicious pizzas (thank you Todd and Tina), Geissler’s, Big Y and McDonald’s for their generous donations, and the Gran-Val Scoop for their fabulous homemade ice cream.  We would also like to thank the following businesses for their donations that allowed the scholarship committee to reward our top fund raisers, Six Flags (2 day passes), Blandford Ski Area (pass for 2), Otis Ski Ridge (2 gift certificates), Cove Bowling (gift certificate), Friendly’s (gift certificate), Wal-Mart (2 gift cards), and Amelia Park (10 skating passes).  

The Granville-Tolland Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation would like to thank the following students from Granville, Tolland and Southwick for their help in raising this money.  Granville students participating this year included Alex Lafrance, Erica LeFebvre, Amy LeFebvre, Ashlyn Stromgren, Colleen Hauff, Joey Zammuto, Emily Zammuto, Zachery Madera, Kristopher Hayden, Nicole Reneris and Michael Wolok.  Participating from Tolland were Stephanie Saulenas, Josh Saulenas, Samantha Bredenfoerder, Ryan Bredenfoerder, Ben Deming, Abby Deming, Jake Littlefield, Kevin Littlefield, Jayden Cowles, Lucas Deming, Stephanie Tenorowicz, Emily Olszewski, Devon Phelon, Naomi Cosmus, Michaela Cosmus and Kristen Simeone.  Rockers from Southwick were Jessie Vinci, Karissa Martin, and Gina Geiss. The Foundation wishes to thank each and every one of you for your time and effort to support our Town’s college students.

Also, we would like to send our appreciation to the neighbors, friends and families who sponsored these kids to spend the night in a rocking chair, and to the parents who arrived promptly at 7:00 A.M. to pick up their children!!!

Cindy Saulenas and Joanne Simeone


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