What is Auction Night?

“What is Auction Night?” is a question we get asked frequently by new parents at Strawberry Point School. “Auction Night” is the name of our Annual Spring Fund-Raiser. Every year the parents of Strawberry Point School volunteer their time and creativity to put together a spectacular evening of food, fun, festivities, and fund-raising to support our wonderful school. It is our single biggest annual fund-raiser of the year. This year’s event takes place February 9th and is held at the Mill Valley Community Center from 6pm to midnight. Parents who have never attended an Auction Night often ask what goes on during the event. It is a themed party for adults only and consists of live and silent auctions, casino games, live music, dancing, and great food and drinks!

“Strawberry Night Fever” is our theme this year and will be a celebration of the 70’s. We will be looking to 70’s dance music, fashion, and attitude for an inspiring good time. This year the theme was chosen unanimously after submissions of over 20 creative ideas. Past themes for Auction Night have been as varied as “Roaring 20’s”, “Western Style”, and “Island Nights”. Dressing up for the event is always optional but everyone is encouraged to dress up and have a little fun with their outfits.

Casino Games! Attendance to the event will earn you an allotment of “fun chips” to be played at the casino games including blackjack, craps, and roulette. The evening’s biggest winners at the tables will be awarded prizes. Unlucky attendees may purchase additional chips with all proceeds going to the fund-raiser. It’s fun to play and helps our school even when you lose!

Auction! The main attraction and the primary purpose of the event; a silent auction is held throughout the event with a live auction taking center stage in the later part of the evening to award some spectacular items to the highest bidders. This is the most exciting part of the event and something you will not want to miss! All auction items are generous donations from local businesses, corporate sponsors, and the Strawberry Point School community. Past auction items have included access to vacation homes, resort stays, sailing trips, wines and spirits, helicopter rides, tickets to sporting events, golf outings, autographed baseballs, gift certificates to some great restaurants, spa treatments, teacher and principal sponsored events, toys, games, parties and more parties!

Food and Drinks! Fun and games will work up your appetite and food will be provided to maintain your energy and an open bar will quench your thirst. Grab a beer, a cocktail, or a glass of wine and strike up a conversation with friends old and new.

Live Music! It wouldn’t be a party without music and dancing. The evening will cap off with a great local SF band for a rousing finale to the evening. It’s time to unwind and let loose. Get down and boogie. It’s the 70’s after all!

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