The students of Oregon Schools once again show off their skills as waiters and waitresses at a fundraising dinner planned to support the Oregon Schools Foundation Saturday Feb. 23 from 7 p.m. to midnight at St. Michael’s Hall & Catering, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
The annual fundraiser will feature cocktails, food by Chef Michaels Gourmet Catering, dancing, a big six wheel and other games of chance. The menu will include Betty’s salad, chicken paprika with dumplings, kielbasa, red skin potatoes, julienne carrots, rolls and butter and tulip desserts.
The student waiters and waitresses will be donating their tips for the evening to the foundation. Through an established endowment fund from donations, interest earnings are used to provide grants, as well as community resources, to support programs that enhance the educational experiences in Oregon schools. The event brings the students, teachers, parents and business owners together in one evening to work toward this goal.
Clay High School students are honing their serving skills, hoping for generous tips,
Each year the attendance at this event has grown, according to Teri Fork, Event Organizer and former OSF President. “I have come to this event the last few years; it is fun to see so many of our neighbors and friends, and it is a joy to see these school children offer their services to support their own schools,” said Lisa Keller, who plans to attend the event again this year.
Among the major sponsors of the event is Mercy St. Charles Hospital. “We are so pleased that Mercy St. Charles Hospital is supporting our organization’s event,” said Laurie Rigg, Foundation president. “Throughout the past 50-plus years, St. Charles has shown a true commitment to our schools and our Oregon community and they continue to do so.”
A number of other businesses and community members have also pledged their support for the event, including Attorney Patti Novak, GenoaBank, Rigg Restoration, Expressions Videos, S&D Capital, ServiceMaster by Park-Ellis, TAS Electrical Contractors, Dunn Chevy Buick, First Federal Bank, Oregon City Federation of Teachers, Matthews Ford and Ernst and Young.
“It is so exciting to see the business owners in our community rally to support our children and our schools,” Fork said.
Tickets are $20 and are available at the door.