Tickets are now on sale for the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner and auction set for Nov. 20 at the Highland Convention Center. The event will begin with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner served by Sue’s Barbecue. The annual fundraiser helps raise money for minigrants that help supplement learning opportunities in classrooms district wide.This year’s theme for the evening is “A House United for Education.” It will feature many Kansas colleges and universities through decorations and auction items. “Our theme is a takeoff on the ‘House Divided’ idea,” said Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 public information director. “We are hopeful that friendly rivalries between the alums of various schools will help boost the bidding and help raise funds for our local programs.” The Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band will play school fight songs, GBHS cheerleaders will help serve the dinner and attendees are asked to dress in support of their favorite college teams. High school woodworking and technology students have made items engraved with GBHS Panthers for the silent auction and glass pendants in various school colors are also planned by art students. A signed basketball from the University of Kansas and a game-day packages from various schools will be available during the live auction.Ticket prices are the same as they have been since the first dinner in 1989 – $50. They may be purchased individually or in tables of eight. Tickets may be purchased by calling Schartz at the District Education Center, 793-1500.
Date - Nov 20, 2012
At 06:30 PM
Type - Community Event
Community - Great Bend
Location - Highland Convention Center
Address - 3017 W. 10thGreat Bend, KS
Contact - Jennifer Schartz, 620-793-1500