Mardi Gras-themed elementary school fundraiser, auction event returns – Benicia Herald

By Nick Sestanovich

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 28, but you can celebrate three days earlier while also supporting Joe Henderson and Robert Semple Elementary School’s parent teacher groups.

The annual event— now in its fourth year— certainly puts the “fun” in “fundraising.” It is an adult-only event with the proceeds being split between the two schools to help raise money toward student enrichment programs. The evening will feature everything adults could want, including dancing, dining, a no-host bar, games and a live and silent auction.

The auctions are the focal point of the event. Among the goodies to be bid on include Friday and Saturday tickets to the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival— headlined by Maroon 5 and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, respectively—, tickets to the Golden State Warriors’ March 24 game against the Sacramento Kings, tickets to Disneyland, a signed photo of San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo, a cord-free Dyson V8 Absolute vacuum, a weekend stay at a three-bedroom home in Lake Tahoe, a tour of the Benicia Fire Department, various gift baskets put together by Robert Semple and Joe Henderson students and a whole lot more.

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