Sturgis Brown High School will be providing breakfast and showers to raise funds for the school and students during this year’s motorcycle rally.
This is the 22nd year that the school is organizing a breakfast. Director Pete Wilson said event funds paid for part of the Scooper Bus, which is used to take students to events; tables and chairs in the outbuildings; and to help pay for travel.
âThis fundraiser definitely helps speed up the (material) entry process and makes it a bit easier to get things to improve the quality of life for students in the building,â Wilson said. âNot that we wouldn’t normally do it, but it’s done a little faster or sooner. “
Wilson said the fundraising started as part of the Future Farmers of America program and then moved to the ROTC. Now it’s under the activities department.
On average, the school raises around $ 10,000. Last year, the event was canceled due to COVID-19, but it raised around $ 9,000 in 2019 and $ 14,000 in 2018.
Students work from approximately 5:30 am until noon each day. Wilson said about 10 students help out each year and can do so throughout their senior year.
He said the students help cook, serve, clean and set up. There are also a few school cooks who also help.