ATASCADERO — On Jan. 18, the Creston Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-grade class had a blast hosting a Science Camp fundraiser at the Atascadero Agricultural Hall. The party started with a Spaghetti Dinner donated by the Ag Hall, and prepared by Jodi Tellier, as the students did their part by serving food and drinks to all of the attendees.
Over 100 people turned out for dinner and took part in the silent auction that was made possible through the generous donations of local wineries, businesses and area residents. Not only was there dinner and a silent auction, but there was also a raffle with door prizes, dance lessons by Cammie Velci and Brian Reeves of A-Town Ballroom, plus dancing and music by deejay and emcee, Joy Bonner.
The Agricultural Hall donated its facility for the event. Joy Bonner also donated her deejay services, and all of the food expenses were paid for by the Ag Hall. One hundred percent of the money raised went to the Science Camp fund. Mrs. Newland, the class’s teacher, said that this was all of the money needed to take every student to Camp this year, plus a deposit fund for next year’s class was left in reserve.
A big thank you to the following local businesses, Que Pasa Restaurant, Ravine Water Park, Claiborne and Churchill Winery, Quality Suites, Pear Valley Wine, D’Anbino Cellars, Lake Lopez Recreation Area, Domaine Degher Wine, Sylvester’s Burgers and area residents, Nancy Spitzer, Bob Smith, Tamara Thorton, Guy Kinnear and Pam Kressley who provided donations to the event.