EEF to host 10th ‘We Love Our Kids’ dinner

<p>The afternoon kindergarten class of Julie Butterfield gathers around the wheelbarrow full of gardening supplies Enterprise kindergartners provided for this Friday’s “We Love Our Kids” benefit dinner/auction put on by the Enterprise Education Foundation. The event financially supports Enterprise student art and elementary music programs.</p>

ENTERPRISE – The Enterprise Education Foundation will host its 10th annual “We Love Our Kids” dinner and auction this Friday, April 11, to support the Enterprise School District arts (grades K-12) and music (grades K-6) programs.

Doors will open on the festive event at 5:30 p.m. at Cloverleaf Hall, with a prime rib dinner served at 6 p.m. There will be both a silent and live auction with individual and business donations, as well as personalized items made or put together by each elementary class.

Dinner tickets ($25 single, $45 couple) were still available at press time; call Sandy Wiedeman at the Enterprise Elementary School office, 541-426-3812, to reserve a ticket. The foundation expects another sell-out this year.

A sampling of classroom projects expected to be the subject of intense bidding wars at the event include: a wheelbarrow full of gardening supplies from Julie Butterfield’s kindergarten classes, handcrafted pottery from Sue Barstad’s second graders, a birdbath from Tori Christman’s third grade class, a handcrafted bench with brands from each kid in Mark Keffer’s 4th grade class and a Junior High Council toy box, crafted by Dan Stein.

Just a few of the other donated items to go to the highest bidder: a luncheon for eight hosted by Gail Swart, a bronze by Fred Boyer donated by the artist and Valley Bronze, a 1930s quilt donated by Judy Sanders, a weekend getaway to Wildhorse Resort donated by Wildhorse, and lessons with Dun the Right Way horses, donated by Vixen Radford.

There are a lot of gift certificates and items for every budget.

Last year’s dinner/auction raised over $20,000 for the foundation support of Enterprise student art and music.

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