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Night at the Races fundraiser for MASD delayed until 2019

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 11/28/18

 

Night at the Races — the biggest annual fundraiser held by Middletown Area Blue Raider Foundation to benefit school district programs — will not be held in 2018 after …

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Night at the Races fundraiser for MASD delayed until 2019

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Night at the Races — the biggest annual fundraiser held by Middletown Area Blue Raider Foundation to benefit school district programs — will not be held in 2018 after all.

Instead, the next Night at the Races will be held March 30, 2019, at the Lower Swatara Township fire hall, school board President Linda Mehaffie announced during the board’s Nov. 20 meeting. Mehaffie is also executive director of the foundation.

The foundation had hoped to hold Night at the Races sometime in 2018 after the event set for Sept. 22 was canceled.

The foundation learned Sept. 21 of an anonymous complaint made to the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement that the foundation did not possess a “special occasion permit” required, due to the event involved the providing of alcohol to guests.

Mehaffie on Nov. 20 said that, instead of the foundation trying to get a permit, the March 30 event will be held on a BYOB (bring your own bottle) basis.

The permit would have had to be in the name of the fire company, Mehaffie said, adding “it’s just better” to hold the event on a BYOB basis.

Tickets for the March 30 event are available through the foundation at $25 a piece, or two tickets for $45. Go to. https://www.facebook.com/middletownareablueraiderfoundation.