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‘A Night to Remember’

The responsibility for our children’s education cannot begin and end at the classroom door.

That’s why Saturday night’s benefit for Nevada City schools is so important. The dinner dance and auction is called “A Night To Remember,” at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Memorial Building starting at 6 p.m.

Organizers hope to raise $25,000 (which is what they raised last year) to go directly to Nevada City’s four schools Ð Seven Hills, Deer Creek, Gold Run and Nevada City Elementary. The event is sponsored by Nevada City Schools Joint Parent-Teacher Clubs and the Nevada City Schools Foundation. The 49er Breakfast Rotary Club is also pitching in.

We know how many volunteer hours go into putting together an event such as this, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t specifically credit and thank some of those folks. The co-chairs for “A Night To Remember” are Tammy and Mark Navo and Maryann and Dave Iorns. Committee members include Janie and Richard Esposito, Pam and Cliff LeDuc, Sandi and Mike Hildenland, Laurie and Randy Subbotin, Shannon O’Shea and Chris Carovich.

Highlighting the auction will be a diamond necklace and earring set valued at $3,000, courtesy of Lori Goodfield of Athena Fine Jewelry. Seventy-five keys will be sold for $20 each, and only one fits the box containing the jewelry – good odds.

The live auction features items such as a two-night stay at a Napa Valley winery estate and a seven-day vacation to Mexico.

The schools are the real winners, and the money can’t come at a better time. California’s budget is still in limbo, but it is safe to say money for public education will remain tight.

Whatever is raised for Deer Creek School, for example, will go to help save programs such as music, art, and computer classes. Gold Run Elementary will use its share to repair playground equipment. The funds also will be used for school supplies and other basic needs.

We encourage you to go out Saturday night and support this event. Tickets are still available at $35 each by calling 478-1825.

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