By Caitlin Dowling, Newburyport.com Correspondent
Caitlin is a freelance editor/writer and former news producer for CNN. As a local mom of three, her family can be found enjoying all Newburyport has to offer, from strolling downtown to biking the rail trail to swimming at the beach.
Enjoy a fun evening out while helping a good cause, Newburyport’s local schools, at the NEF Lighthouse Auction Saturday, November 10th at Nicholson Hall from 6 pm to 10 pm. The evening will be filled with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a delicious dinner buffet, cash bar, raffles, and of course… lots of bidding!
This annual event raises over $100,000 that goes directly to the school system’s STEM programs, to enhance literacy, and to update classroom technology. Tickets are $40 per person online beforehand and $50 per person at the door. But beware, the event expects to sell out with around 250 attendees, so if you’re planning to go, grab your tickets ahead of time.
The Lighthouse Auction will be hosting a large silent auction that both party attendees, as well as those that can not make the actual event, can bid online. Hot ticket items include a private party for you and 100 friends at The Deck, New England Patriots tickets, and the coveted Big Green Egg grill. Along with the silent auction, the NEF will have an additional live auction with 21 items exclusively available to party attendees.
And if you love all things shiny and bright, local jeweler, M.K. Benatti Jewelers, will be holding a raffle drawing for a shopping spree at their store. The first prize winner will be treated to a $3500 shopping spree, with second and third prize winners getting $1000 and $500 to shop for their jewels. Whether you called it an early night or you couldn’t attend the party, winners of the raffle do not need to be present to win. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased online.
The Newburyport Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization created to offset the financial pressures put on the Newburyport School System. These pressures include rising operating costs because of government mandates, technology needs and rising special education costs.
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