Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Two Days to Go

We are now just two days away from Marathon 3.0 and the excitement in South Glens Falls could be cut with a knife!

The students are pumping up Marathon spirit with theme days at the high school, during which everyone dresses in red and blue one day, or mismatched clothing on another. We've got spirit, yes we do.....

The Talk of the Town fundraiser was a huge success on Monday...the pizza and french fries were amazing, as always.

The new edition of The Chronicle hits newsstands tomorrow, and my source on the inside says it's a to-die-for issue. Be sure to watch for it!

Tomorrow, Marathon prep will go into full swing, as the teams arrive to begin setting up the gym. Over the next two days, the gym will undergo it's usual makeover with a few new changes. Not only will the lighting, staging and music equipment be put into place, but this year we've also acquired a new gym floor liner, which will begin installation tomorrow. We've also added new lighting equipment to our evergrowing collection, and it's sure to add even more fun to the dancing.

We're about 48 hours away from Marathon 3.0 mayhem....let the games begin!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Marathon Week

The St. Michael's breakfast today was a huge success and a great deal of gratitude is extended to all those who attended, organized, worked hard and ate alot!

We've got one more fundraiser before the big night arrives. Tomorrow is Talk of the Town day, and 10% of all sales will be donated to the Marathon Dance. So, it sounds like it may be time for a pizza party!! This is the last big chance to make a difference before the dance this weekend.

We are now officially in the midst of Marathon mayhem. As the week progesses, the students will be busying themselves by digging deeper for those last donations, prepping the school and pumping it full of spirit and putting the finishing touches on costumes. The alumni are assembling from all corners of the country, in eager anticipation to lend a helping hand. Members of the community are dusting off lighting equipment and giant 50/50 barrels, tying off the last strings of quilts up for raffle, stuffing prize bags for our amazing high fundraisers, printing signs that read "Salmon," "Fuschia," and "Teal" to keep our dancers in the right place at the right time and gathering photos and video clips from recipients old and new for what will surely be the greatest film production yet by the Nice Guys.

In the midst of all the mayhem, it is important to remember our unsung heros, particularly the student advisors who put countless hours and enormous amounts of heart into the dance. Behind every dancer, every recipient, every orange slice and every problem solved, stands Jody Sheldon and Tom Myott. We recognize them at the dance as the ones who are sure everyone is aware of the rules when dancing begins, and also as the blurs running through the halls to put out one fire or another while escorting someone important to where they need to be and juggling two or three papers, t-shirts and cups of coffee all at the same time. Because you are overlooked, because you so graciously stand in the shadows, and because you always work through your headache to get us through ours, a big Thank You goes out to both Jody and Tom. You are truly appreciated.

Enjoy your Talk of the Town tomorrow and we'll see you Friday night!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Applebee's Night went off with a bang, as the restaurant was "standing room only" for several hours during the fundraiser. A huge Thank You goes out to all of you who paritcipated, especially those who waited long periods for a table and a chance to chow down for a good cause!

The Chronicle's amazing coverage of the Marathon Dance has begun and this week's issue is one not to be missed. Gordon Woodworth is sure to continue with increasingly great stories as we approach the dance and throughout the 28 hours of dancing. The paper hits newstands every Thursday.

This Sunday is the St. Michael's breakfast in South Glens Falls. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Marathon Breakfast is the most important meal of the year. For more information, visit

Our online donation system is now in full action as well and can be accessed via for those of you unable to make it to the dance but still wishing to contribute.

As we make final preperations for the dance, the alumni would like to send a special note of gratitude to both Sam's Diner and Commtest for their very generous decision to sponsor the Alumni t-shirts this year.

There are many surprises in the works for this year's 30th Anniversary and it will surely be an event you will not want to miss!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Applebee's Night

Tonight is the Applebee's Fundraiser night. Print the voucher at and go out for a nice dinner at Applebee's in Queensbury. They'll donate 10% of your check to the Marathon Dance.

Thursday night is the Parent Info meeting that was originally scheduled for last week, but was pushed back due to the beautiful Valentine's Day weather! Check the website for more details.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Welcome to the Official SHMD 3.0 Blog

This space will be utilized, in the coming weeks, as well as during the dance, to keep all members of the Marathon community informed, involved and excited!

For the first time ever, members of the community will be able to stay up-to-date on the goings-on during that mysterious overnight lockdown period Friday night. Now you can check the blog to find out what's going on at the dance even when you're not there, and stay enthrawled all 28-hours.

SHMD 3.0 is sure to be the most exciting year yet, and we're looking forward to seeing all of you there!