It’s Trax Farms Funnel Cake Season!

In conjunction with the Trax Farms Fall Festival, the PTMB will sell funnel cakes, fried Oreos, soda and water from our PTMB booth adjacent to the pumpkin stack at Trax Farms. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit ALL of our music students including Orchestra, Choir, Band Ensembles and the Marching Band.  This is one of our biggest fundraisers and we need YOUR help!!!!

The Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday from September 25 through October 24, 2021.  Our Booth is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm each day and we need VOLUNTEERS to help SET UP the Booth, and Volunteers to WORK a shift (or two) throughout this 10 day event.

What we need NOW!

Volunteers to Assist with Initial Setup

It’s time to set up the tent for operations.  WE ARE ASKING for volunteers to assist with transporting all of the equipment and supplies from the PTMB storage shed to Trax and then set up the tent and booth, install the grill, tables and storage units.

Who: We need volunteer parents from our Orchestra, Choir, Band Ensembles and Marching Band to help Set up the Booth at Trax Farms
When: September 21, 2021 at 5:30pm (rain date is September 23, 2021 at 5:30 pm)
What: We need TWO TO THREE full-sized pick up trucks and/or trailers to haul the Trax Farm tent, grill, etc. from the PTMB shed to Trax.  We also need 3-5 additional volunteers to help with the SET UP at Trax Farms
Details: Volunteers will meet at the Stadium (old PTHS) to load the truck of the necessary supplies and then transport them to Trax Farms to complete the SET UP.
Contact: Please contact Rick Rothhaar ASAP to Volunteer, or call/text at (412) 445-1083.

Thank you in advance!


What we need September 25 – October 24, 2021

Volunteers to work the Funnel Cake Booths

It takes over 110 Volunteers to staff the PTMB Funnel cake booth.  We need adults aged 18 and older (must have graduated HS) to sign up to work one or more shifts in order to make this Fundraiser a success.   Thank you to EVERYONE who has already signed up for a shift.  However, we STILL have 71  OPEN volunteer slots.


Who: WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FROM EVERY ONE OF OUR MUSIC FAMILIES INCLUDING ORCHESTRA, CHOIR, BAND ENSEMBLE AND MARCHING BAND!  Moms, Dads, graduated sisters and brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends!!!  Get a group of friends together and sign up for a shift!!!!  NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!!!!  CLEARANCES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT!  
When: Ten (10) Saturdays and Sundays, September 25-October 24, 2021.  We have 2 shifts each day.  The morning shift (9:30 am – 1:30 pm) requires 5 volunteers and the afternoon shift (1:30 pm – 5:30 pm) requires 6 volunteers.
What: Volunteers to staff the Funnel Cake Booth at the Trax Farms Fall Festival
Where: Trax Farms
How: Sign up to Volunteer to work a shift or two TODAY.  It’s EASY.  Go to and sign up under VOLUNTEER SIGNUPS. Or click here to go directly to Trax signup!
Contact: Any questions?  Contact our Chairs: Lisa and Rick Rothhaar. and or call Rick at (412) 445-1083

This is a great fundraiser.  You don’t have to sell anything to your friends and family.  All we need is your time.  This fundraiser has raised upwards of $12,500 per season, but we cannot open our booth unless each shift is fully staffed.  This is a great way to get involved, meet fellow parents and show your support for our MUSIC PROGRAM!

Thank you in advance for your time and support!



Lisa and Rick Rothhaar, our dedicated committee chairs for the Trax Farms Funnel Cake Booth, have chaired this event for a number of years.  HOWEVER, THEY NEED HELP!!!!!   First, we are looking for someone to IMMEDIATELY volunteer to co-chair this event with them for the 2021 fall season.  The event is set up and ready to go.  They need help ensuring that each weekend is covered, that the sales go smoothly each week, and to assist with getting the booth open/closed weekly.  Moreover, the Rothhaar’s youngest son graduates in 2022.  WE NEED MULTIPLE VOLUNTEERS to take over as committee chairs and committee co-chairs for the 2022 season.  Ideally, this could be a group of 3-4 friends, 2 couples or a combination who would share the duties chairing this important fundraiser. PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO ENSURE THAT THIS FUNDRAISER CAN CONTINUE.  Contact our Chairs: Lisa and Rick Rothhaar, or call Rick at (412) 445-1083 to volunteer or just ask questions.

 Anything else?

One of the reasons our fundraiser is so successful is that our families donate much of the supplies that we sell.  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ALREADY MADE A GENEROUS DONATION!!!!!! We could still use the following items:

  • 12 ounce cans of POP (Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Sprite, Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper and Orange Fanta)
  • 16 ounce bottles of Water
  • 20 ounce bottles of Gatorade

Donations can be dropped off at 176 Bebout Road or 100 Meadowvue Court at your convenience.

Thank you again to EVERYONE for VOLUNTEERING to make this event a SUCCESS!!!!!!!  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT TRAX FARMS!