Come and enjoy the food, the silent auction, live music and door prizes.
Stay for the main event. MEF will be auctioning off 10 beautifully h
and-crafted and artistically decorated Adirondack chairs.
Friday, August 22nd at 7pm
Costa Azzurra Restaurant, Milford
Tickets $25 – email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call James at 203-214-9133 or Jorge at 203-727-0102
The Milford Education Foundation (MEF) will hold a Chair-ity Auction fundraiser on Friday, August 22nd at Costa Azzurra restaurant in Milford. Attendees will enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar while perusing the silent auction items and door prizes. The highlight of the evening will be the live auction of ten hand-crafted and artistically painted Adirondack chairs with special guest auctioneer, Brian Smith. The chairs were built by students at Jonathan Law High School and painted by groups of Milford students under the guidance of artist mentors from the Milford Arts Council. All silent auction items were donated and include, among other items, restaurant gift certificates and vacation spots.
Tickets for the Chair-ity Auction are $25 and can be purchased from James Maroney at 203-214-9133, Jorge Santiago at 203-727-0102 or email info@MilfordEdFoundation.org.
Student artists will help the MEF kick off the summer event with a Chair-ity Preview on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00 PM at the Milford Fine Arts Council (40 Railroad Ave.).The full collection of chairs will be on display and the artists will be on hand to introduce their designs.
Prior to the Auction, chairs will find homes at Milford businesses. People are encouraged to visit each chair, take a “selfie” and upload it to the Milford Education Foundation Facebook page for a chance to win several exciting prizes. Visit http://www.facebook.com/MilfordEducationFoundation for more information on the Chair-ity Selfie Contest, prizes and chair locations and official rules.
The chairs will come together one last time before the Chair-ity Auction at the Walnut Beach Art Stroll on Thursday, August 21st. Visitors can sit on the extra-large Adirondack chair from Westfield Shopping Center and get their picture taken, compliments of Milford Photo. The winner of the Chair-ity Selfie Contest will also be drawn.
Moneys raised at the auction will help to expand the Milford Education Foundation’s Teacher Mini-Grant program as well as other charitable programs of the MEF. The program launched to much excitement in October 2013 and the first grants, totaling nearly $5,000, were awarded to nine Milford Public Schools teachers earlier this year. Grant recipients presented their projects to program sponsors, Foundation members and their peers in May at MEF’s First Annual Thank-You Breakfast.