4/25/2013 3:46:00 PM Over $40,000 raised at Foundation event
The annual CF Education Foundation Benefit Auction was held on Saturday, April 20, and the CFEF Board of Directors along with co-chairpersons Terri Evans and Samantha Robinson would like to thank the Cannon Falls community for its support of this event. The auction raised $40,000 to help fund creative and innovative programs for ISD #252 Students
The over 250 attendees were able to witness the first ever CFEF "Pie In The Face" winner, Pat Dougherty, receive a Pie in the Face from Cannon Falls Superintendent, Beth Giese. This signature event was able to raise over $1300.
A direct donation for the 1-on-1 iPad initiative raised $7,700 in a matter of minutes. This money will ensure that 40 iPads will be purchased for Cannon Falls 6th grade students.
Other fun events took place during the auction. Mandy Hofstedt was able to take home a quarter beef donated by Joel and Deb Hendrickson, when she became the winner of the "Auction Spoiler." Dennis Brekken and Mary Ellen Sturm won Visa Gift Cards donated by Community Resource Bank just by placing a bid on Lucky Number 7 Line. $100 Wine Pull winners were Kris Jacobsen and Mary Ellen Sturm. Tammy Meyers was the lucky winner of $250 and a duffle bag of goodies when she was the last one standing for the Heads & Tails Game. "And The Password is" iPad mini went to Ted Anderson.
Terri Evans, co-chairperson, commented that the night was full of fun and excitement and best of all was a great success for the students of ISD #252. "Samantha and I want to thank the CFEF Board of Directors for their hard work and help with the auction as well as the wonderful businesses and individuals who made donations," Evans said, "and most of all, thank you to the Cannon Falls Community for coming out and supporting the event. The Cannon Falls community can be very proud of their support of the CFEF and the ISD #252 students."