GCEF’s Spring Thaw Fundraiser Set for April 18

Silent auction items include summer camp, art, and unique experiences

The Garrison Children’s Education Fund (GCEF) will hold its 16th annual Spring Thaw at Glynwood’s Main House on Saturday, April 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. GCEF invites all members of the community to come dine, bid and dance at Spring Thaw, with money raised at this event supporting educational, artistic and athletic programming at GUFS.

More than 100 items will be auctioned off to raise funds to enrich the educational experience at GUFS. Spring Thaw Silent auction items include:

  • A chance to win a week of summer camp at Beacon Music Factory’s “Rock Band Boot Camp”, along with returning favorites such as the Therapeutic Equestrian Center at Stonecrop, Gymnastics City and Manitoga.
  •  For the Yankees fan, an autographed copy of Derek Jeter’s Unfiltered coffee-table book.
  • Unique experiences such as a parent/student internship to help produce “Years of Living Dangerously”, a cruise on the Hudson with dinner on the dock, customize your own Moo Moo’s Creamery flavor, or watch an Army football game as a VIP.
  • Beautiful handmade jewelry from local designers such as Gabrielle Sanchez, Gems de Mer, Adler Grier and “Vitraux” by Alejandra.
  • Dinner at Longhaul Farm’s Cottage Supper Club, dine out in New York City at Sala One Nine, or enjoy dinner parties catered by the Little Cottage Kitchen or Lindsey Meyer.

Tickets are $75 per person, and $90 at the door. To purchase tickets and see the full list of Thaw Silent Auction items, go online at gcef.net. You may also mail a check for Spring Thaw tickets to GCEF, P.O. Box 262, Garrison, NY 10524.

In addition to the Spring Thaw Silent Auction, this year’s event will feature a “Principal for the Day” Raffle where the winning students will have an opportunity to learn what it’s like to be GUFS principal. Come enjoy craft beer donated by The Hop, desserts donated by Hudson Hil’s, specialty herb and fruit-infused cocktails donated by Trisha Mulligan and food by Fresh Company. The event will include live music performed by Sara Labriola and James Rubino, GUFS Jazz Percussion Ensemble students with Eric Starr, and Rebecca Del Monte with Tonight’s Band.

GCEF is a community-based, nonprofit foundation that seeks to support a dynamic program of academics, the arts and athletics for kindergarten through 12th grade children in the Garrison Union Free School District. Established in 1998, GCEF has distributed over $600,000 in grants to benefit children of the Garrison School district.

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