School Benefit

Welcome to the page for our Annual School Benefit! Saturday, March 16th, 2024 @ 5:30 PM

Our annual school benefit is a community-building event as much as a fundraiser. We welcome family, friends, and guests of Oak Arbor School to attend and enjoy the evening!

RSVP

Your RSVP is complete when the form (or physical RSVP card) has been received and payment has been made.

The due date is March 4th, 2024.

Prices: $50/person or $360/table of 8.

RSVP & Pay online

Click here to fill out the RSVP form 

The form will direct you to make an online payment or to send a check (payable to Oak Arbor School). Online payments are made on our "OA Parents" page. Scroll down to ONLINE PAYMENT and follow the instructions.

 

Theme & Attire

Our theme this year: Under the Big Top!

Attire is semi-formal, but have fun accessorizing with the theme! (Think vintage circus, or "The Greatest Showman") Bright colors are encouraged!

Dinner

Catered by thibault moore.

Meals will be plated and served directly to guests. Use the RSVP card (or online form) to select a vegetarian entree if desired, and to let us know of any food allergies.

All entrees are gluten-free.

ENTRÉE

CANDIED APPLE PORK TENDERLOIN PINWHEELS

LIGHTLY SEASONED TENDERLOIN OF PORK, STUFFED WITH SAUTEED CANDIED APPLE SLICES, MICHIGAN CHERRIES, AND SWEET RED ONIONS, SLICED AND TOPPED WITH A DIJON CREAM SAUCE

ENTRÉE SIDES

MINIATURE TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATOES

GRILLED SPEARS OF ASPARAGUS

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN ENTRÉE 

CORNMEAL ENCRUSTED EGGPLANT

MARINATED RED AND GREEN PEPPERS, SLICED RED ONION, ASPARAGUS SPEARS, JULIENNED CARROTS LAYERED BETWEEN CORNMEAL-ENCRUSTED EGGPLANT AND TOPPED WITH A ZESTY TOMATO BASIL SAUCE.

Entertainment!

Our entertainment this year will be from Crazy Craig's Juggling!

Checking in & out at the event

When you arrive, please visit the check-in table to receive your bidder number, program, and table assignment. (We encourage you to register your credit card at check-in which allows you to skip the check-out line at the end of the event.)  Your bidder number allows you to bid on items or buy tickets all evening. 

At the end of the evening, you can pay with cash or a check. If you have registered a credit card, your card will automatically be charged after the event and a receipt will be mailed to you

Silent Auction & Ticket Raffle

Please look over our selection of quality art, craft & technology donations that will be spread throughout our auctions!

The Silent Auction will be open for bidding once the event begins. Place your bid by writing your bidder number on the bid sheet for the item you would like to win. Bids must be placed in increments of at least $5. The auction will close by table after dinner, announcements will be made to give guests the chance to place their final bid! Pick up your prize(s) when you check out at the end of the evening. Prizes include events, art, jewelry, pottery, and more!

For the Ticket Raffle, purchase your tickets using your bidder number and place each ticket in the container of the prize you would like to win. The raffle drawing will take place after dinner. Tickets are 5 for $15, 10 for $25, or 25 for $50. Prizes include games, toys, pottery, jewelry, gift cards, and more!

We are excited to share that the purchase of $25 or more of raffle tickets will be matched, dollar for dollar by one of our kind donors! Additionally, hidden amongst the ticket raffle prizes will be a bonus $100 Amazon card for one lucky winner! 

Special Raffle

The Special Raffle is for our big prizes of the evening!

Purchase your ticket(s) from a deck of cards, the drawing is at the end of the evening. The ticket prices will range from $20-$50/ticket, depending on the value of the prize.

We are excited to share that ALL special playing card raffle tickets purchased will be matched, dollar for dollar by one of our kind donors! 

2024 Special Raffle Prizes

  1. LEGO Package: Icons PAC-Man Arcade Building Kit plus more 
  2. Digital Frame: 10.1" HD Touch Screen Wi-Fi
  3. Apple iPad Air: 10.9 in., 64 GB with Wi-Fi
  4. Taste of Rochester: Selection of Gift Certificates to downtown Rochester restaurants and bakeries
  5. Vitamix 5200 Blender: Professional-Grade, Container, Self-Cleaning 64 oz, Black/Grey
Evening Schedule

5:30 PM Appetizers and beverages served.  Raffle and silent auction bidding opens.

7:15 PM Dinner served  (catered by thibault & moore).

8:00 PM Ticket Raffle drawing.

8:15 PM Silent auction bidding closes at approximately 10-minute intervals.

8:45 PM Dessert and coffee.

9:00 PM ENTERTAINMENT!  From Crazy Craig's Juggling

10:00 PM  Special Raffle drawings.

10:15 PM Collect silent auction prizes and check out.

Bar Tips "Dollars for Doggies!"

This year, we are happy to support Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Their mission is empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel.

Our school has been supporting this charity all year by collecting quarters from students and staff on Casual Fridays.

All bar tips at this year's benefit will also be donated to Leader Dogs!