There are still a few tickets left 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.
Call Jennifer Schartz, USD 428 public information director, at 793-1500 for more information or to reserve your tickets.
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 Schartz. “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.