By George Hunka
It’ll be “Going, going, gone!” when the PS 150 Annual Spring Auction takes place on Sunday, March 30th, 2014, from 6.30-9.30pm at Sarabeth’s restaurant, 339 Greenwich Street at the corner of Jay Street! For those who have never attended, this is one of the school’s most important fundraisers and certainly a favorite among parents. The event is an unforgettable evening of delicious food, wine, music, and friends.
Tickets are now on sale at the school office, and you can take advantage of a Valentine’s Day Special — two tickets for $60. The special is only available through February 14th, so act now — after Valentine’s Day, tickets will be $40 each and $60 at the door.
Soliciting donations is the biggest part of making the auction a success. Parents and friends of PS 150 are asked to get creative, and call upon venues they frequent and friends they know to donate. Items vary from fine art to facials, vacation homes and hotel stays, to sports events and birthday packages. There’s something for everyone’s wallet — the value of the items ranges from $25 to thousands of dollars, the most sought-after being the student art projects, a collaborative piece made by the children in each classroom. These precious, one-of-a-kind gems spark a bidding frenzy that highlights the night.
The money raised at the auction goes to fund many of the school’s enrichment programs, including art, music, movement, science, technology, and literacy support — all the things that make PS 150 so special and the children’s experiences unforgettable.
To learn more, contact Gildren or Rebecca, or check the PS 150 calendar for the next meeting time. Auction forms and letters can be found on the PS 150 website. The deadline for submitting donations is Monday, March 10th.
And if you’re afraid you’ll be stuck with the kids that night, you’re in luck! Babysitting details for the event will be available soon.