30A-opoly to raise money to benefit school

30A-opoly Moms

Mothers of Tree House students, Genevieve Torrey, Candace Price, Gigi Brantley, and Michelle Uhlfelder, hit 30A to gather sponsorships for the board and filled the slots in 24 hours.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | Marla and Shane Photographers
Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 03:12 PM.

SANTA ROSABEACH— Lovers of family games and South Walton rejoice: 30A is getting a board game.

“30A-opoly” is a fundraiser for The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School, 480 N. County 393 in Santa Rosa Beach, and will hit local shelves the week of Dec. 15.

The idea came from the mother of two Tree House students, Genevieve Torrey. While growing up, Torrey experienced firsthand the Montessori educational system.

“This is something that has been done in my family,” she said. Circa ’83, Torrey’s mother enlisted friends to sell sponsorship slots on a game board as a fundraiser “with the same goals behind it.”

Torrey fondly remembers playing it for decades, and it set the wheels in motion for a similar concept to replicate at The Tree House. The idea for 30A-opoly was born, and other Tree House parents rushed to get on board.

Mothers Torrey, Michelle Uhlfelder, Candace Price and Gigi Fernandez Brantley volunteered their time and efforts to approach businesses about sponsorship opportunities for inclusion on the board and the “House Hunting” and “Shopping Spree” cards to sit in the center of the board.

“We were just happy to do this … We believe in this,” Uhlfelder said. “The parents have made this happen.”

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