Bites for Bytes funds technology, other programs

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By Beth Taylor

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On Feb. 17, St. Simon the Apostle School will hold its annual fundraiser in support of technology needs.  Funds will also go to the St. Simon band program and art department.

“Because St. Simon is not a state-funded school, we have to raise all of our money for our technology program, so funds are needed,” said event organizer Angela Duggan.

Geist-area restaurants donate food and staff for the event. “I invite 15 local restaurants—no franchises—so that our event can promote local area businesses in addition to raising funds,” said Duggan.

Approximately 400 people were served at the event last year. “Restaurants provide signature dishes in bite-size portions. For $40 per ticket, you can sample as many as often as you want.  Beer is provided by Zink Distribution, and Monarch Beverage will provide wine.

The event also includes a silent auction. “We’ll have an experience item, such as a snowball fight between the principal and vice principal or first row seats at eighth-grade graduation,” said Duggan. “We also include a tuition raffle.”

It’s a casual event. “We want people to come and feel comfortable. Year after year we get a higher attendance from the community. People get to sample, and may find a new favorite local restaurant, while supporting a fundraiser for the school,” Duggan said.

For information and tickets, go to http://bitesforbytes.eventbrite.com

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