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Festival of Tables a Huge Success

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Over 300 people gathered this past Saturday at Grass Lake High School for the 6th annual Festival of Tables fund raiser. This annual event funds the Grass Lake Educational Foundation, a separate group from the Grass Lake Board of Education and the Grass Lake Community Schools. This non-profit group exists to provide additional sources of support for the students and staff of the Grass Lake Community Schools.

President Ben Dandrow said the  foundation exists “to provide additional funding for projects and needs that are not budgeted for by the schools.”

The Festival of Tables included a table decorating contest, won by the Copper Nail table, a great dinner catered by the Grass Lake School’s Food Services Department, a silent auction with hundreds of items to bid on as well as a live auction.

Dandrow said the goals was to raise between $20k and $30k.

The money raised will go to Senior Scholarships as well as several mini grants. Mini grants are smaller grants given to teachers or groups to accomplish specific tasks or projects. Some examples of these mini grants was a recent $2k funding of the robotics club, the purchase of a full size skeleton model for Mrs. Hoppes biology lab ($535) or funding for STEM.

Dandrow said the event “went really well. We are really happy to have the support of the community and the businesses.” They really appreciate all the donations from the businesses which make it all possible

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Photos by Scott Bray

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