The Cherokee Educational Foundation's annual Benefit Dinner and Auction is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 on the upper level of the Cherokee Community Center.
This enjoyable "evening out" will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour and viewing and bidding on several valuable silent auction items. A delicious dinner of prime rib or fish, catered by The Family Table, will follow, and the evening will conclude with the lively and entertaining "live" auction.
The "live" auction will feature the unique talents of auctioneer Denny O'Bryan and his "sidekick," noted Cherokee singer/songwriter Charlie Leissler.
The mission of this benefit is to raise funds to be used to enhance educational opportunities for students and staff at all levels of education in the Cherokee schools.
This year's event promises a delicious dinner preceded by an social hour, with the CEF offering beer, wine, and pop at no charge for ticket holders. Both silent and live auction items will be displayed for participants, with something available sure to appeal to everyone.
As the result of the 2012 dinner and auction, the Foundation was able to support the schools with a grant of $28,000 which was used for digital video cameras, software, field trips for all three buildings, high school lab equipment, summer school programs, science curriculum,, listening centers, accelerated reader books, Woodsong books, Opera Iowa, carpets, projector, microscopes.
The CEF hopes many in the community will plan to attend this special evening and help positively impact the Cherokee educational system at the same time.
Tickets are $30 per person, and may be purchased at the Central Administration Office of Washington High School or by calling Joyce Lundsgaard at Central Administration at 225-6767, Sue Parker at 225-5004, or John Cook at 225-5175.