This totally beats a bake sale

Every school needs to have fundraisers. I'm sure you that, even if you have no children, you are painfully aware of the school fundraiser phenomenon. Chocolate bars, wrapping paper, car washes. And heaven help you if your kid is also a scout or plays on a team. Well, somebody at my daughter's school has come up with the best one ever. Tomorrow night, we are having a wine tasting. This is the second time we've done this, actually. The first "Grape Expectations" fundraiser was in Spring 2003, and the people planning it were nervous about whether it would be successful. Duh. I guess the combination of the amount of money raised and the barrage of questions last year about whether we would have the event again eased their worries. A local wine store is sponsoring the event, which includes 80 or so wine and beer selections. The father of one of the lower school students just happens to be a caterer (so the food is promising) and all of the wines is be available for order at a discounted price with a portion of the proceeds going to the school. So if I get drunk tomorrow night, we knows it's for a good cause.


Blogger MP said...

Love it! Have fun.

10/31/2005 6:35 PM  

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