More than 350 people attended
the 2005 Spring Fling Luau for Learning last
Saturday evening and by the time they counted up the proceeds,
it had raised a record of around $45,000, far exceeding
last years total of $25,000.
The PTO homeroom moms, committee members and volunteers
put the Hawaiian touch to the grand ballroom at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, and the food donated by area restaurants
and food establishments put everyone in a buying mood when
it came to the silent and live auctions.
The proceeds will be divided between several projects. The
first $10,000 goes toward new library books; the second
$10,000 goes for more computers for the schools mobile
lab; $5,000 goes for new cameras and equipment for the aquditorium
and for new cameras for the auditorium; and everything remaining
goes to the art department, with the purchase of a ceramics
kiln at the top of the list.