OIEF to hold its annual ‘Food for Thought’ dinner

  • Thu Oct 24th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Janet Brownell.

The Orcas Island Education Foundation invites you to its annual “Food for Thought” fundraiser. This dinner/auction/fun takes place on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 5-8 p.m. in the Madrona Room at Orcas Center.

The funds raised from this event will go toward programming and staff development at our public schools. Some of what OIEF has funded just in the last three years includes: theater, a high school computer teacher, Farm to Classroom, math curriculum, STEM guitar building, a chicken coop, curriculum for the new Montessori Public, “Wednesdays in the Woods,” Art for Orcas Kids, a summer and after-school reading program, scholarships for graduating seniors, and fields trips.

The dinner will be provided by Madden Surbaugh, with a “Dessert Dash” supplied by some of our most talented island bakers. There will be a silent and live auction. Some items in the live auction include: a fabulous three-hour sailing trip on Panda 40’ Pilothouse, a stunning handmade maple leaf quilt, and if you love sunset photos by Lance Evans — you will get a chance to bid on a private dinner for eight (catered by Ed Andrews) at Lance’s sunset spot (sunset guaranteed). There will be plenty more for you to bid on. But don’t just come for the fantastic auction and delicious dinner — come because you want to support our public schools.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at the Orcas Chamber of Commerce or online at www.oief.org.