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Letter: Support Basalt schools

The Taste of Basalt, the Basalt Education Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, is 6-11 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Roaring Fork Club, featuring food samples from midvalley restaurants; wine, beer and cocktail tasting; dancing to the tunes of DJ Dylan; an onsite silent auction; and raffle with all proceeds benefiting Basalt public schools.

Since “the Taste’s” inception more than two decades ago, Basalt Education Foundation has raised more than $700,000 for elementary, middle and high schools, supporting outdoor education, arts and theater programs, hands-on science curriculum, teacher professional development, technology, college and career counseling and many more initiatives that directly touch students across all grades.

We invite the community to join us Nov. 5 so we can raise as much money possible to continue our work: enhancing local education by helping schools deliver innovative, creative programming experiences for every student.

The event is sold out, but you can check out our online silent auction where you can bid on dozens of donated items, from hotel stays and restaurant gift certificates to jewelry and home décor. The auction is open at http://www.biddingforgood.com/tasteofbasalt.

Erika Leavitt
BEF Board Chair

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