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TICKETS ON SALE FOR JAN. 27 SPRAUVE SCHOOL GALA

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Dec. 30, 2002 – The sixth annual Sprauve School Gala isn't until Jan. 25, but, as those in the know will tell you, tickets sell out quickly.
The theme for the 2003 event, which will be held at Caneel Bay Resort, is "Making It Better For Our Children."
The gala gets going with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75. Reservations may be made by calling 715-6622.
Details are still being finalized, according to Peggy Blitz, a member of the organizing committee, but she says the evening will include fine dining, great music, dancing, celebrity waiters, raffle drawings and a small auction of "select" items.
"We need the continued support of everyone in this community to provide the best possible education for our children," Caneel Bay general manager Brian Young said. Young, who co-chairs the gala with Terry Pishko, added: "Together we can make this happen and have a great time in the process."
Pishko said one item to be auctioned is an oil painting titled "School Children" by local artist Kimberly Boulon that was donated by Wicker, Wood and Shells in Mongoose Junction. The painting is and will remain on display at the store until the day of the gala.
Money raised at the annual galas helps fund various projects at Sprauve School. Last year's proceeds went toward the construction of and equipment for a new school-to-work business center at the school. This year's focus is on projects geared toward student safety and well being, including an intercom system for the school that will connect all classrooms and offices.
Sprauve School Principal Shirley Joseph said the money goes for "the extras" needed by the school. If it weren't for the programs and projects made possible by the annual fund raiser, she said, she isn't sure that she would still be on the job. "It's like a blessing from heaven," she said.

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