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Posted on Sat, Mar 3, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

Education Foundation of Dexter gearing up for annual fundraiser at Ann Arbor Country Club

By Lisa Allmendinger

The Educational Foundation of Dexter is gearing up for its annual auction at the Ann Arbor Country Club.

All funds raised at the event will support grants requested by Dexter teachers for learning experiences otherwise unavailable through the school budget.

To date during the 2011-2012 school year, the foundation has funded 25 new grants totaling more than $32,000 for a broad range of student programs and teacher training.

Tickets for the March 10 event are $75 and can be purchased online using PayPal by clicking here.

The fundraiser features a strolling supper, cocktails, desserts, great live music and both a silent and live auction.

The foundation was organized in 1984 for the enrichment and benefit of the students enrolled in the Dexter School District, according to information about the organization. It is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that provides financial support for innovative and creative educational projects that cannot be funded by the school district.

Auction items include a weekend with a Chevy Volt and the chance to win a Golden Doodle puppy. There will be a jewelry raffle in which attendees enter by purchasing one of 20 glasses of champagne available at the event. Each glass will hold one pair of faux diamond earrings and one lucky purchaser will win a pair of real diamond earrings.

In addition, raffle tickets are available for $20 per ticket or three for $50 for prizes including a Toshiba 55” LED TV, a maize and blue lap quilt and $100 cash. Tickets may be purchased from foundation trustees, Ann Arbor Country Club or Dexter Orthodontics. The raffle drawing will be held during the auction and winners do not need to be present to win.

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