LHS choir program to hold mattress sale to raise funds for spring trip to Tennessee

photo by: Mike Yoder

Lawrence High School is pictured on Nov. 6, 2015.

Members of Lawrence High School’s choir want local residents to get a good night’s sleep — and they want to raise some money in the process.

The program will host a one-day mattress sale in September, with 30 mattress models on display for the public to try out and purchase. The sale has the added benefit of helping fund part of the choir’s planned trip to Memphis and Nashville next spring, said Dwayne Dunn, LHS choir director.

The choir program hopes to raise about $14,000 through the sale, which will offer mattresses at prices lower than standard retail, Dunn said. The event will also have bed accessories for sale.

“If people are not in the market for a mattress, they can come out and buy some sheets or a couple of pillows, which will also help the choir program,” Dunn said.

During the trip to Tennessee, the choir plans to perform at Graceland, the late Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis. Additionally, the students will have the opportunity to explore music history in Nashville, home of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“There are some cool things to see in those areas,” Dunn said.

The mattress sale, which is a yearly event for the school’s music programs, rotates each year among the choir, band and orchestra programs.

The prices for the mattresses are lower than retail because the company that offers the fundraising program, Custom Fundraising Solutions, does not need to pay overhead costs for a facility or publicity.

Brands that will be on sale include Simmons Beautyrest, Therapedic, Wellsville and Intellibed. The mattresses are available in all sizes, come with factory warranties and are made to order, Dunn said. Delivery and haul-away are also available.

The fundraising sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Lawrence High School, 1901 Louisiana St.

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