Saturday, May 21, 2011
Gala School Fundraiser
Last night was the Allertini, a fundraiser for our early childhood center, so named because our center caters to children with mild to severe food allergies. There was a silent auction with many nice items, gift cards, spa treatments, restaurant certificates etc. But the most fun was auctioning the childrens' art work. Throughout the year one of the teachers frames some of the most interesting free expression art. Some of it is incredibly beautiful. Last year I had my students do a collaborative piece on a large canvas. I painted their palms and then they placed their hands all over the canvas. The colors were stunning and I am pleased to tell you that this work of art auctioned for $200.00 and hangs prominently in the restaurant that hosted the event.
It was fun to dress up and to schmooze with current and former faculty and the parents of former students, but most of all I enjoyed sampling a variety of those delicious mini cheesecakes!