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Hoedown a hopping hit for Skaneateles Education Foundation fundraiser

The “Hoedown for Education” at Mandana Barn Saturday, Oct. 1, was a great success with about 150 attendees; most were decked out in their country finest.

The “Hoedown for Education” at Mandana Barn Saturday, Oct. 1, was a great success with about 150 attendees; most were decked out in their country finest. Cari Danaher

— About 150 people attended the hoedown, which raised more than $11,000 for the foundation just in admission sales.

“We’re really impressed by the number of people who got into the mood of the event,” said Pidhirny as she surveyed the western wear around the barn.

The foundation came up with the idea for the hoedown because no other organizations do anything quite like it, Davis said. “People don’t have to get all dressed up in fancy clothes, and country music is so big these days,” she said.

Julie Torrey, a 6th grade teacher at Skaneateles and member of the Foundation said, “This is such a positive, wonderful event. In these times of such little state aid to the districts, it’s amazing what the foundation does.”

For more information on the Skaneateles Education Foundation, go to skanedfoundation.org.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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