(C. Proxmire, Feb. 24, 2013)
The Ferndale Education Foundation is having its annual fundraising dinner on March 15th, with an Ides of March theme, including a toga party! The cost is $40 and the event takes place at Club Venetian in Madison Heights. Guests should wear business attire or toga costumes.
In addition to a night of fun and delicious food, FEF has their annual raffle. Tickets are $20 and prizes are as follows:
Grand Prize… $5,000
2nd Prize…….$500 cash
3rd Prize…….$250 cash
4th Prize…….$100 cash
5th Prize…….$100 cash
In a previous interview, FEF President Barb Landry explained some of the great projects that are funded through FEF events. “This is one-off the best committees I personally work on. It is all about fundraising and putting money into classrooms for innovative projects. We spend over $35, 000 a year giving back to our kids and schools. Fun things like Camp Skyline for FPS Students, mixing up 100+ kids where they learn team building and so much more. Tutoring for students during the year and then again extra help in the summer, Teacher Grants sub-project can be done in the classrooms that normally couldn’t, Trips to see Shakespeare for the 11th and 12th grade honor English classes, ACT prep for our kids time get into college, and so much more,” Landry said.
Coincidentally, Ferndale Recreation is having a Parent Night Out on March 15th as well. From 5:30pm to 9:30pm, children can enjoy a supervised night of games, crafts, pizza and a movie at the Kulick Community Center. Cost is $15 per child, with siblings receiving a 10% discount. Register online at www.ferndalerecreation.org or call 248-544-6767
For tickets to the FEF Ides of March Dinner contact FEF President Barb Landry at 248-390-4457 or email email@example.com.