If you've found yourself headed to the local grocer with the intent to load a cart for dinner and instead turned the wheels of your vehicle into a Culver's parking lot, you're not alone. The 'Flavor of the Day' posted on their towering marquee has a magnetic force. It's pretty apparent when Culver's guests are greeted with, "Welcome to Delicious" they're pretty confident about pleasing one's palate. Known for their butter burgers and frozen custard, this eatery originated in Wisconsin over 30 years ago; luckily for us, they have been on the corner of 95th and Kedzie Ave. since May of 2013. If you haven't been in a while, District 124 would like to invite you to the Culver's located at 9515 S Kedzie. Ave during their 2nd Annual Delicious Competition. "The Evergreen Park Culver's has been a great friend to District 124," said Dr. Robert Machak, D124 Superintendent. "Last year, Culver's management brought us an idea that would provide monetary support to our schools while also allowing families to enjoy a great meal." The Delicious Competition is a contest among all five D124 schools to see which building can get the most families to dine at Culver's on their school's designated night. Culver's keeps track of each school's performance by tallying their nightly sales during the competition's allotted time period. Last year, the D124 Delicious Competition was fierce as most nights crowds inside grew to standing room only. The drive thru proved to be an alternate way to participate with the mention of the school at the top of the order. However, it wasn't long before even that line wrapped around the building. "Here at Culver's, we take pride in having a strong connection with our community and we try to give back," said Bridget Barker, Culver's Shift Leader.And give back they did! Barker said last year's Delicious Competition was a huge success, bringing in approximately $25,000 among all of the schools. "Of the $24,647 raised, Culver's donated back a cumulative 12% totaling nearly $3000," said Barker.It was more than food and fellowship among families - it was fun. On each school's designated night, teachers volunteered to serve customers from 5pm-7pm. Students said they enjoyed having their teachers and friends from school all together during dinner. Culver's also provided a custard party and trophy to the school with the highest per capita sales total on their school's night. Northeast School was the Delicious Competition Champions last year. "We gave them a check for $320 and served their students about 600 scoops of custard during their year-end school celebration," said Barker. Please join the fun and support the cause. The Delicious Competition for 2017 will take place on the following evenings from 5:00pm-7:00pm.● Wednesday, Feb. 15 - Southwest● Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Southeast● Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Northwest● Tuesday, March 7 - Central Middle School● Wednesday, March 8 - Northeast"We had such an incredible experience partnering with D124 previously and we are very excited to be partnering with them again," expressed Barker. "As a business, we want to stay involved with our community." "Thank you to Bridget Barker and all the great folks at Culver's for offering us this 'delicious' opportunity to support our schools," said Dr. Machak.
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