30A-opoly to raise money to benefit The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School

Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 08:39 AM.

The board will be manufactured in America by a company that specializes in making personalized “-opoly” games.

The fundraiser shouldn’t be confused with an official Hasbro Monopoly game for our area which has been in the works since last year. A formal announcement regarding Monopoly: Visit South Walton Edition is forthcoming with a release in spring.

But those involved in the planning of 30A-opoly emphasized that their version is just a grassroots effort with the main purpose of benefitting the Tree House.

And the parents’ volunteerism and community support stand as a testament to the quality of the education a Tree House student receives.

“You meet a child where they are,” said Tree House Director Maureen Paine, of the Montessori concept. “A natural desire for learning takes place … You keep them engaged.”

Paine is excited for what this fundraiser will mean to the Tree House preschool and kindergarten students. The Tree House relies on fundraising efforts for 10 percent of its operating costs each year to keep enrollment costs affordable for families, as well as offer scholarships to those families who would otherwise be unable to pay tuition costs.

The parents hope the success of this board necessitates a second edition, which will give “other businesses we love so much” the opportunity to get involved.

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