MERIDIAN, MS—Peavey Electronics introduced the nation’s first “Afterschool Is Key” specialty car tag to support afterschool programs at its annual Lights On Afterschool extravaganza. Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide rally that emphasizes the importance of keeping
Mary Peavey and the ASNI-08 finalists.
lights on and doors open at afterschool programs. Each year, Peavey invites hundreds of children from afterschool programs to the MSU Riley Center for Education and the Performing arts for the celebration.
Since 2005, the event has included the Peavey Afterschool (Not) Idle youth singing competition. Afterschool (Not) Idle helps foster kids’ talent and creativity and rewards their hard work. During this year’s event, a panel of judges awarded young singer Alex Goldman with a recording session that will help further his singing career.
More than a million people rallied for afterschool programs this year at some 7,500 Lights On Afterschool events around the country. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger served as National Chair of Lights On Afterschool again this year, a position he has held since 2001.