Deggeller Attractions throws it back to the 80’s. On November 9, a jamboree for the traveling Deggeller Academy was held after closing one evening at the Volusia County Fairgrounds with a fun 80’s theme. People dressed up in 80’s themed outfits and remembered those fun-filled years. The jamboree was bumping some throwback beats. The event included door prizes, auction items, pies throwing contests, best costume prizes, raffle tickets, and 50/50 tickets. The money collected directly helps the Deggeller Academy with books, supplies, technology, and field trips.
“Raising money for the school brings all the guys together and raises morale for the whole show,” said Chane Dunn (Manager of Employee Relations and Office Operations). Dunn has one child enrolled in the academy.
Currently, there are 10 students ranging from grades 1-7 who go to school each day from 9am until 5pm in a custom designed large white semi-trailer classroom which travels to the different venues with the carnival.The children are taught by a highly experienced and respected educator, Miss Linda Brewer, who has been teaching at different carnivals and online for over 20 years. She has been a teacher with the Deggeller Academy for 3 years.
“We try to keep the tuition as low as possible for us and our employees to give their children affordable and quality education,” stated Heidi Deggeller (COO of Deggeller Attractions), who has 2 children currently enrolled in the Deggeller Academy.
The main fundraising was for the school, but a portion of proceeds was for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greater Tampa Showmen’s Association which Candy Anderson and Jamie Deggeller are past presidents, and Marlo Yhnatko is the 1st VP this year.
The 80’s are fresh in our minds at Deggeller Attractions after the fun event on November 9. Now that the main show season is over, school is out for winter!!