The Cherokee Educational Foundation will host its fifth annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on Friday, February 26th at the Cherokee Country Club.
A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with an opportunity to view both silent and live auction items. Many local businesses and individuals are donating unique items to be auctioned with the help of auctioneer Denny O'Bryan. A choice of a prime rib or special fish dinner will be prepared by Holly Ohlson and served by the WHS Spanish Club.
The purpose of the benefit is to raise funds used to enhance the educational service opportunities for the students, staff and residents of the Cherokee Community Schools. The Foundation is currently seeking undesignated funds to fulfill faculty requests.
With the success of the 2009 event and through additional donations, The Foundation was able to assist is funding over $29,000.00 in Vernier lab equipment, music software, summer school programs for special needs, field trips, guided reading books, the World Awareness Day activities, a projection system for Language Arts, drawing tables, science smartboard, graphing calculators and three laptop computers.
All donations are tax deductible to the Cherokee Educational Foundation. The Foundation manages scholarships and donations as designated by donor requests. It was a recipient of the Governor's Volunteer Award for organizations in 2003.
The cost of the dinner is $25 per person with only 100 available tickets. Tables of eight or nine are available, as well as individual reservations. Tickets are available for purchase from Joyce Lundsgaard at the Central Administration Office located at Washington High School.