Proceeds from the Bash help fund the Foundation’s Venture Grant Programs, which are designed to provide teachers with the means to implement their “dream activities” in their classrooms. The grants are competitive and must be innovative and enhance the curriculum. The program was initiated in the 2005/2006 school year and has gained popularity each year with an increase in teachers applying for the grants. Over the past 11 years, the Foundation has funded more than 115 grants, totaling over $115,000.
Jones Diner provided a buffet of tasty appetizers, including peel & eat shrimp, beef brisket sliders, veggies and dip, fruit and dip, and much more.
Cocktail entertainment was provided by Towanda Alumni Hannah Primrose and her father, Brian Primrose. During this time guests could place their bids on several silent auction items available and also participate in the Chinese auction and in the wheelbarrow of cheer raffle. After the live auction, guest danced the night away to the sounds of Shelly’s Underground.
The Foundation was flooded with compliments from guests on how much fun they had and how well the evening was planned. We look forward to this event growing larger every year!
Alumni Bob Watkins donated his services to help run our live auction. Bob’s assistance was greatly appreciated as he keep everyone engaged in the auction. Some the evening’s top auction items and the bids they drew are listed below:
2 Penn State Tickets & Gas Card donated by Peggy Munkittrick, $250
GoPro HERO donated by Sherwood Groves, $160
Golden Ticket donated by Bradford County Regional Arts Council, $160
1 Year Subscription for the Daily Review donated by The Daily Review, $200
Meal Package donated by Doreen Secor, $160
Sideline Seats donated by various donors, $120
Hot Air Balloon Ride, Gas Card, and Visa Gift Card donated by Napp Chiropractic, Dandy Mini Marts and T Thompson, $260
Weekend Heavy Equipment Rental donated by Bradco Supply, $260
Meat Package donated by Cargill, $210
Great Wolf Lodge donated by Great Wolf Lodge and Towanda Education Foundation, $620
Will Package donated by Attorney Chris Jones, $350
Reserved Parking Spot at High School donated by Towanda Area High School, $730
Ithaca Date Night donated by Ray & Kathy Weaver, Clay Weaver, and Sheetz, $280
4 NYC Comedy Club tickets with Visa Gift card and Gas Card donated by Lauren Gonzalez, Lesko Financial, and Dandy Mini Marts, $450
Firetruck Ride to School donated by local Fire Companies, $150
Treat Your Lady Right donated by Reagan & Steele Jewelers and Paul & Wendy Manchester, $310
iPad Mini with Cover donated by Towanda Area Education Association, $275
36 Bottle Wine Refrigerator donated by Wendy Roof, $200
Comfort Inn, Riverstone & Flynn Beverage Gift Certificates, $210
Amazon Echo donated by Debbie Fairchild, $145
Pool Party donated by Towanda Area School District, $150
4 Tickets to Jonah at the Sight and Sound Theatre, Gas Card, Visa Gift Card donated by The Travel Shoppe, Dr. Amy Martell, Dandy Mini Marts, $300
Paint Party donated by Strickland Creative Services, $200
Kayak donated by Larry & Maggie Huber, $410
8 Front Row Seats at Graduation donated by Towanda Area School District, $240
Royal Caribbean Cruise donated by Towanda Education Foundation, $1,500
Mystery Box donated by all supporters at the event, $600