Story By Ellen Bussert

The Bixby Middle School eighth grade band is planning to move to the music at their first annual Skate-a-thon and are looking for financial support.  The Skate-a-thon is set for Saturday, Oct. 15, 7- 9 p.m. at the Bixby YMCA.   This event allows the students to have fun, exercise, and raise money for the middle school band program.

According to Bixby Middle School band fund-raising coordinator, Kellie Bassett, “The original idea was for the kids to be skating laps, but since everyone may have a different skating ability, we decided to use a timed method instead. We will break the skate times into 10-minute intervals with break time set for those ready to take a moment to catch their breath. The kids can say they will skate so many minutes for their donations. This way everyone can reach their goals of donations for the band and prizes given for certain donation levels.“

There will be…
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