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"IN THE SPIRIT OF TECHNOLOGY" MMS PTO Fundraiser, Dinner & Silent Auction

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The Memorial Middle School PTO has announced a sampling of silent auction items for their IN THE SPIRIT OF TECHNOLOGY: A Beer & Wine Tasting Event and Silent Auction. The event hopes to raise funds for Smart Board accessories, computers, and tablets for MMS classrooms, cultural arts programs, and teacher grants. Tickets are $30 per person.

The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the B’Nai Israel, 444 Main St. North, Southbury from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Parents, guardians, family and friends can purchase tickets online at www.mmsptoct.org.

Some of the more high profile silent auction items include:

□       Reserved parking & front-row seating for 8th Grade Commencement

□       Full set of braces (Ritucci & Friedman Orthodontics)

□       Edgewood Swim & Tennis Club family membership

□       La Tavola Dinner for 4

□       Dodgeball game with Dr. Sieller & Staff

□       Lake Quassapaug Outing Club summer membership

□       Men’s Timex Watch – SL Series, Chronograph Black Dial Stainless Steel Watch

□       Grade 8 D.C. Trip Privileges

□       UCONN, Jets & Red Sox Tickets

□       Gift cards, tennis lessons, gym memberships, golf outings, teeth whitening, tutoring, and more!

The MMS PTO encourages all Memorial Middle School parents, as well as those from Long Meadow and Middlebury Elementary School, to attend the fundraiser. The children who attend these elementary schools have participated in lessons using a variety of technology for much of their primary grades.

“Many of the boys and girls who are attending LMES and MES have used classroom technology since Kindergarten and would benefit from having these tools available at MMS,” said Nancy Belden, MMS PTO Co-president. “While we are so thankful that the passage of the budget will allow the middle schools to purchase Smart Boards, MMS still needs your support to purchase additional technology tools for the classrooms.”

The two-hour Beer & Wine Tasting and Silent Auction starts at 7:00 p.m. and the beer and wine are provided by Middlebury Fine Wine & Spirits, 1255 Middlebury Road, Middlebury.

"I have been part of the community for over 20 years, and my kids have had the benefit of attending Memorial Middle School. I feel honored to be part of this fundraising effort to make that experience even better for current and future students," said Bob Heusted, owner of Middlebury Fine Wine and Spirits.

"Shopping for that perfect bottle of wine can, at times, be intimidating. The MMS fundraiser is a great opportunity for our community to taste a wide assortment of beer, wine and spirits from all over the world, talk to the professionals pouring, and learn about some of the subtle facets that make this subject so engrossing. With over fifty beverages to taste, everyone is bound to find a new favorite."

At 9:00 p.m., guests are encouraged to dance and enjoy the provided appetizers and dessert. Guests may bring their own beverages during the entertainment portion of the evening.

To purchase tickets for IN THE SPIRIT OF TECHNOLOGY – A MMS Beer & Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, go to www.mmsptoct.org.

“The fundraiser is an affordable and musical evening out for parents as well as a great way to support present and future Memorial Middle School students,” said Mrs. Belden. “This may be one of the only social events that the PTO will host for a few years, so now is the time to step up and sponsor these programs we dearly value.”

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