Join The Partnership Plan for its biggest party of the year – Jeans and Jewels! It’s a fun and fast-paced evening with a fabulous dinner, unique auction and lots of people with a common goal – to help raise money for our schools.
Jeans and Jewels, which sold out last year, is a premier event in the Stillwater area. Sometimes called a “celebration of education,” it’s a night where teachers, parents, principals, board members and staff come together to support our schools.
In its seventh year, Jeans and Jewels is a fundraiser for The Partnership Plan, the educational foundation for Stillwater Area Public Schools. Proceeds from the event support enrichment and innovation in the classroom. In addition, a special funding initiative will take place at the event. Called a “fund-a-need,” guests will have the opportunity to support the second phase of the Fabrication Laboratory located at the high school. It’s an integral part of the district’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiative. All donations made to the Fabrication Laboratory will be matched dollar-for-dollar as part of a grant received by the Hubbard Foundation.
Last year’s event was the biggest yet with over 350 guests. The best aspects of the last few years are being combined this year in what organizers hope will be another sell-out. Those ideas include expanding the after-hours Pony Club and bringing back Heads and Tails, a game of chance with a cash prize.
The evening will end in the after-party Pony Club. “For some, the evening ended too quickly. This way, people can continue to visit and have fun”, said Anne Schmiechen, event coordinator. This year, the band will be Crimson Horizon. The members of the band are current students in the Stillwater schools.
The community has responded to the event as well as its mission to support the schools. Over the years, the Partnership Plan has invested nearly $5 million in Stillwater Area Public Schools in areas such as music, art, innovation and STEM. “People are concerned about funding in our schools. The money raised at this event can help provide all our students with a richer learning experience,” says Fredericks.
For more information or to register, go to partnershipplan.org or call 651-439-3172.
The event is Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 6-11 p.m. at The Prom Center in Oakdale.