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.
 
PRINCETON, N.J. - April 24, 2013 - PRLog -- Over $14,000 was raised through generous donations for the SummerQuest Scholarship program.  The program provides a safe and nurturing summer experience for four children ages three through eight whose families could not otherwise afford the 8-week experience.

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.
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