News By Tag
News By Place
Princeton Montessori School’s annual auction raises funds for scholarship.
The annual Auction, held on Saturday, April 13, was again both the highlight of the school’s social calendar and a great success at raising SummerQuest scholarship funds.
Proceeds from a year-long 50/50 raffle were put towards the scholarship and, at the end of the live auction, Sebastian Clarke, noted auctioneer and Princeton resident, held a lively reverse auction. The winner of the 50/50 raffle, parents of a student at the school, donated their winnings back to the scholarship fund.
Students and teachers donated items or services towards the auction. The After-School program, with students aged 3-6, spent weeks making a rug out of their discarded t-shirts (pictured). The bottom section of each t-shirt was cut into strips, the strips were knotted together, and then the students each took turns to weave the strips back and forth on a large loom to make the rug. Bidding was competitive. The winning bidders were parents whose children particularly enjoyed this rug-making process.
Guests enjoyed a catered dinner by Gennaro’s Restaurant in Princeton and towering cherry blossom table-center arrangements from Dahlia’s in Pennington.
In total, over $60,000 was raised to benefit the School’s programs as well as to provide deserving SummerQuest Scholarships to deserving families.