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Fox Run Awarded $500 Thank You

Main Street Connect President John Falcone visited his old elementary school, Fox Run, to deliver a $500 Thank You prize. "It's a little smaller than I remember it," Falcone said.

On Monday afternoon, in the gym turned book fair, Falcone handed the big check to PTO co-presidents Jen Montanari and Donna Vega as well as principal James Martinez and assistant principal Elisa Nelson.

Fox Run won the Thank You prize in Main Street Connect's Better Schools Bonanza promotion after having at least 100 people to register on The promotion culminates with a $10,000 first prize and $5,000 second prize to the schools that get the most votes.

Montanari says the money will go straight into the SMARTboard fund. "We want to get a SMARTboard in every classroom. We are short six," she said.

Martinez was also happy.

"These days, I'm grateful for every penny we get toward education. I don't take it for granted," he said. Martinez would like one of the top prizes but admits the competition has been " a little brutal." "You never know — we might creep up from behind," Martinez said.

Fox Run became the sixth school to receive a Thank You prize. Jefferson Science Magnet, Columbus Magnet, Naramake and Brookside elementary schools in Norwalk and Miller-Driscoll School in Wilton have already received checks. You can continue to register and vote for your favorite school until the deadline at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 15.

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