Tag: Ireland

The More Things Change…

In the beginning, it seemed like a good idea and I promise, it was with the best intentions. But some things, I guess, just don’t change.

I’m talking about trying to organize the band, football, cheer and ROTC boosters to work together to raise money for the trip to Ireland they are taking next August. As I’ve told you, my son, Jack, will be an incoming freshman in band and I volunteered to help strategize fundraising efforts.

At first, I really thought we had a chance to bring down some barriers.…

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Wishful Thinking

Find out how one dad faced the reality of fundraising for a once-in-a-lifetime Ireland trip.

Call it naïve, but when we arrived at the meeting with the band director, booster president and other parents, what I expected to hear was: “We’re going to Ireland! Here’s what the school is paying for and here is what your share is.”

Wishful thinking.

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