The Foundation for Schools in the Saline Region will organize a fundraiser

The Saline Area Schools Foundation will be hosting its Sail Into Spring fundraising function at the Emagine Theater on Thursday, April 28. The theater will host a nautical-themed fundraiser at three rented theaters for the evening, beginning at 6 p.m. This spring fundraiser is replacing the traditional winter event, which was canceled due to Covid out of an abundance of caution.

Once inside, attendees will be able to see what the foundation is doing through display boards detailing recent funding grants. Fans will be able to participate in a live auction. There will also be a cash bar and three movie theaters.

“The really cool thing is that we’re compiling a highlight video that we can show on the big screens to show what we’ve been up to this year, the variety of grants we’ve been able to give, so everyone can be able to see before the movies start,” said FSAS executive director Annherst Kreitz.

Registration for this nautical-themed fundraiser will cost $60. You can register either via the FSAS website or by using the QR code attached to the recently sent flyer.

“My family and I are really looking forward to the Sail into Spring event. Emagine has been a great partner to the districts for years, and this is a unique opportunity to see a movie, but also to have great food and bid on unique items that benefit schools in the Saline area” said Board of Education Chair Jennifer Steben. “The Foundation was the first place I volunteered when I joined Saline Schools 8 years ago, and I look forward to supporting them for years to come, even after graduation. of my children. I encourage everyone to come have fun and learn more about how this organization uniquely supports the staff and students in each building.

Hours of operation will be provided by Knight’s Southside Market, according to the flyer. The FSAS recommends “eye-catching casual attire” for the evening.

“The FSAS Spring Reception provides a great opportunity to thank and celebrate everyone connected with the Foundation for Saline Area Schools. It is also an opportunity to showcase the many outstanding teaching grants that our creative staff at SAS asks every year. The support that FSAS provides our district with grants is incredible,” Saline Area Schools Superintendent Steve Laatsch said.

There are other ways to support the FSAS and, by extension, the schools in the Saline area. A week before the fundraiser, there will also be an online auction in addition to the live auction on April 28.

Image credit: Saline Region Schools Foundation.

Dino J. Dotson