The tree lot to benefit the MCPASD Education Foundation and Middleton High School DECA program was a great success, with hundreds of trees sold. This was the third year the lot was operated in the MHS parking lot. John Docter, the owner of Docter Evergreens, approached the District in 2015 about a tree lot and has donated more than $10,000 to the Foundation and DECA program over the past two years.
Docter supplied trees, wreaths, garland and other items for the lot this year, but the Foundation ran the lot and handled all funds. High school students, under the supervision of MHS business teacher and DECA adviser Robert Hutchison, worked at the lot.
This was all John’s idea,” Education Foundation board member and MCPASD Director of Communications Perry Hibner said. “He really wanted to see both organizations benefit even more from the lot. He will continue to play an integral role. We are very excited.”
DECA will use funds raised through the tree lot to help cover the cost for students to compete at district, state, and the International Conference, which will be held in Atlanta in 2018. The Education Foundation’s portion of the proceeds will support its efforts to provide inspiring experiences to students throughout the District.
Thank you to John Docter, everyone who worked at the lot, and everyone who bought a tree or wreath!