Taste 757: Eats for Education Fundraiser Silent Auction Request
Tue, Feb 12 1:44pm
W.H. Taylor Elementary

Dear Taylor Parents, Teachers and Staff,


W.H. Taylor Elementary School PTA’s 3rd Annual Taste of the 757: Eats for Education Fundraiser (formerly known as Taste of Ghent) is rapidly approaching! It is on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7pm at The Marriott Waterside Hotel. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year! The PTA invites local chefs from around the area to share their food creations with us. This event not only includes restaurants but local breweries and distilleries. This event is a fun way to unwind and mingle with parents and staff (adult only function) from Taylor while sampling food from local restaurants.  The past two years the the PTA has raised over $10,000 from this event. The money raised has been used to purchase Ipads and chromebooks for our classrooms, update and add security cameras around the school and provide extra school supplies for the classrooms.


During the event there will be both a live and silent auction. The PTA is working hard to provide auction baskets.   The PTA is asking each grade level to contribute a basket! Instead of asking you to go shopping and to send in items, we are making it easy for you. We are asking for monetary donations, in any amount. We have a team of PTA members that will do all of the shopping and put together the baskets! Donations can be made via cash, check or charge. Cash and Checks can be sent to your student’s teacher in an envelope labeled “Taste of 757-Julie Swanson” or credit card donations can be made through squareup.com/store/taylor-owls-pta.  A simple donation of $5.00-$20.00 (or any amount you are comfortable with)  from everyone in the class will be enough money to build a basket. The money made from this year, the PTA will be able to continue to provide after school clubs, update and add more security and restock classroom supplies.

We are open to any suggestions you may have for the baskets. Please let me know if you have any questions. Donations are due by March 1st.


Basket Themes:

Pre-K and Kindergarten- Family Game night Basket

1st Grade- Outdoor Entertaining Basket

2nd Grade- Spa Basket

3rd Grade- Taste of Ghent Basket

4th Grade - Pet Basket

5th Grade- Mexican/Margarita Basket


This year, the ticket sales and auction will be handled through an online bidding company, Auctria.com. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Taste757 Facebook page. When you purchase your ticket, you will be able to register for the auction with your credit card. All sales for tickets and the auction items will be online only, no cash or checks.  The PTA has entered the 21st Century!!


Thank you,

Julie Swanson

PTA Basket Coordinator