By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor
Even with the economic upswing with our state government, Caledonia Area Public Schools have been forced to make additional cuts due to decreases in state aid and declining enrollment. Any money that can be raised to help provide a better education for our youth is welcomed.
On Saturday, April 14 persons throughout the area can be part of a fundraising event that is not only very beneficial to the school district, but also promises to be a very entertaining night.
The District 299 Foundation Fun Night will be held April 14 at the Four Seasons Community Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The annual Fun Night is the major fundraising event of the year for the Foundation.
This Caledonia area organization puts in countless hours with various fundraising efforts to serve as a “safety net,” which helps the local school district maintain an excellent standard of education.
The Foundation helps purchase educational materials, provides funds necessary for field trips, and classroom equipment, which otherwise our local students would probably have to go without. The Foundation also gives out eight to 10 scholarships to graduating seniors each year.
Over the past nine years the Foundation has awarded $49,000 in scholarships and $133,000 in mini grants.
Saturday evening’s event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeurves and the silent auction. The dinner, which will feature ribeye steak, a baked potato bar, vegetable and salad, will be served at 6:30 p.m. The live auction will begin at 8 p.m.
The cost for the evening is $25 per person. Tickets are available from the Foundation Board of Directors. They include Carol Nelson, Sibyl Floyd, Abe Hammell, Nancy Mullins, Emily Schroeder, Mike Morey, Michelle Werner, Pam Griffith, Dana Wiebke, and Bryan Spier.