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Education Foundation announces funniest home video contest

The Parkland Education Foundation is looking for the community’s funniest home videos.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the foundation had to cancel this year’s gala.

It its place, a program to entertain everyone is planned for May 20.

For every video submission, the foundation will donate $5 to help restock the Springhouse and Orefield middle schools, and high school food pantries (up to $200) which have been depleted from food boxes school staff have volunteered to pack and distribute to families who have requested food assistance.

Teachers, students, parents and community members associated with Parkland are invited to participate.

Record a video (1-2 minutes maximum), then fill out the Google form and upload the video (100Mb size limit).

Submissions are due by May 1.

The event will air live on YouTube and Parkland TV (Channel 65 on RCN and Channel 264 on Service Electric, or 102.9 for digital subscribers) at 7 p.m. on May 20.

The education foundation will choose three winning videos. First place will be a $100 gift card, second place $50 and third place $25.

Funds raised will help support the foundation’s special “COVID-19 Emergency Fund” to support Parkland staff and teachers in their efforts to deliver digital learning to students in the district as well as the “Celebrate Innovation” staff grants that are given out annually.

The first program funded as part of the “COVID-19 Emergency Fund” was for nearly 400 headsets that are being distributed to teachers to ensure clear and comfortable communication with their students.

“There couldn’t be a more critical need at this time and the Foundation is here to support our teachers and students,” Parkland Education Foundation’s Executive Director Lisa Ervin stated. “We are so proud and grateful to our gala sponsors, who understood the need and stayed on board to throw their support behind this initiative.”

Those who would like to donate to the COVID-19 Emergency Teacher Grant program should visit the foundation’s website at parklandsd.org/foundation.