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Boosters Club hosts mattress fundraiser in gym
WHAT: Willows Booster Club Mattress Fundraiser.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 16-17.
WHERE: Willows High School, 203 N. Murdock Ave.
Tired of spaghetti dinners or standing in the serving line until all hours of the night?
The Willows High School Booster Club has found a way for the community to support school and athletics programs without losing a bit of sleep.
The organization has arranged to convert the Willows High School gymnasium next weekend into a huge mattress showroom.
Chico Furniture Direct will bring hundreds of top-of-the-line products, including Sealy and Serta Posturepedic mattress sets, bed frames, mattress pads and covers, pillows and more at 30 to 50 percent off retail prices during the two-day event.
"This gives the community a chance to help out as well as save hundreds of dollars off the price of a mattress they would otherwise purchase at a store," said Booster Club member Adele Foley.
The mattresses are all new top-of-the-line products that come with a full factory warranty, said Bob Wert, of Chico Furniture Direct.
"After eating right, sleeping well is the best thing that you can do for yourself," Wert said.
According to Wert, one in 10 mattresses is replaced every year, which means over 1,000 mattress sets will likely be purchased by Glenn County residents in the next 90 days.
By purchasing a mattress at Willows High School on Saturday or Sunday, the consumer can save the trip to the city, have professionals available to help them select the right mattress for them, and help support school activities such a sports, field trips and sober graduation at the same time.
That is the primary reason the Boosters teamed up with Chico Furniture Direct to bring a fundraising event to Willows.
With every mattress purchased, the Booster Club will earn $30 to $300 for student programs that are donated in the purchaser's name, Wert said.
"This allows the purchaser to take the tax donation," he said.
The Booster Club raised and donated more than $20,000 last year, which principal Jerry Smith said was a "godsend" in today's economy.
Smith praised the ingenuity of the Boosters in coming up with a plan to raise money for student programs with out making a capital investment.
"It is so cool," Smith said. "It's different, I'll give you that."