Indian Peaks Charter School raises over $5,000 at Mardi Gras fundraiser |

Indian Peaks Charter School raises over $5,000 at Mardi Gras fundraiser

Indian Peaks’ kindergarten through second grade teacher Vickie Simpson (center, holding kids) poses briefly with her students at the Mardi Gras fundraiser.
Lance Maggart / Sky-Hi News |

Indian Peaks Charter School held their annual Mardi Gras celebration and school fundraiser event last week at the Inn at SilverCreek with nearly 200 citizens coming out to support the local learning institution.

The festivities got going Thursday evening in the Grand Ballroom at the Inn as approximately 180 attendees strolled through the doors for the event, nearly doubling the number of attendees at last year’s fundraiser, which organizers estimated at 90 attendees. The event far outstrips early iterations of Indian Peaks’ Mardi Gras fundraiser, which were held school house in Granby and drew crowds of a few dozen at most.

“Our successful Mardi Gras Celebration excelled above our expectations with great food, families, fundraising and festivities!” Allison Beauvais, Indian Peaks Director, stated days after the event. “We hope the event continues to grow as our school grows.”

Beauvais said the school raised over $5,000 from the event and the final tally of fund raised from night’s silent auction was still being determined.

“A portion of the funds will go towards our 2019 middle school trip to Paris,” Beauvais stated. “The rest will go to our PTO for programming, field trips, professional development and our expeditionary program.”

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