The Payette Primary School was “on fire” with excitement at the recent barbecue fundraiser dinner. The fundraiser was a “smoking: success, with over $1,800 raised.
This event was held in conjunction with Idaho Family Dinner Night sponsored by the Idaho Office of Drug Policy and BeTheParents.org.
These organizations promote eating together regularly as a family because it is one of the best ways to maintain and build strong family relationships.
According to the BeTheParents.org, “Teens who eat dinner with their families five times a week are half as likely to use alcohol than those whose families eat together less than twice a week.”
Parents were given placemats with conversation starters and conversation cards to encourage dialog around the dinner table. Each family also received a recipe guide with a few recipes from Idaho chefs and nutritionists that are healthy and easy to make.
The fundraiser was attended by over 200 people.