Residents of The Grove and parents of Page Middle School hosted a Songwriter’s Night in August to provide needed technology and school supplies for Williamson County students. The event raised a total of $38,000 for the cause, nearly doubling its goal of $20,000.
“As the largest middle school in the county, Page Middle School is in desperate need of technology,” said Christy Huff, Page Middle parent and mother of three who organized the Songwriter’s Night after witnessing the school’s technology needs first-hand. “Funds raised will go directly to adding and updating Chrome Notebooks and Promethean interactive boards in every classroom. Additionally, they’ll work with the school guidance counselor to help with individual student needs and school supplies.”
Huff, along with her husband Paul, enlisted the help of other parents, sponsors and leading local songwriters to organize a silent auction and a night of music at The Grove. The Grove’s developer got behind the cause, kicking off the night’s fundraising with a $10,000 donation.
“The Grove is committed to enriching the lives of children and helping local schools in any way possible,” said Mark Enderle, president of The Grove. “We saw this event as a great opportunity to support the students and teachers of Page Middle School.”
In celebration of the community’s generosity, Huff presented the Page Middle School Staff with a check for the total $38,000 raised. Parents additionally voiced their hopes of rallying the community behind the cause annually for a night of music and school spirit.
Songwriters for the evening included Shane Minor, Lee Miller and Phil O’Donnell who have written major hits for artists such as Diamond Rio, Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, and George Strait.
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