Miller Palooza aims to keep growing

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Kristen Boice and her daughters look at one of the items offered at the 2014 Miller-Palooza auction, a picture of 2014 State Champion Noblesville Miller baseball team and a baseball signed by team members and coaches. (Submitted photo)

Kristen Boice and her daughters look at one of the items offered at the 2014 Miller-Palooza auction, a picture of 2014 State Champion Noblesville Miller baseball team and a baseball signed by team members and coaches. (Submitted photo)

By Mark Ambrogi

Each year, Miller Palooza gathers a little more steam.

Last year’s main fundraiser for Noblesville Schools Education Foundation raised nearly $20,000. The goal for this year’s fifth annual Miller Palooza, set for Aug. 29 at Purgatory Golf Club, 12160 E. 216th St., Noblesville, is $25,000, said Sharon Trisler, the foundation’s executive director.

“It’s been going up a little every year,” she said.

The event will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the main event starting at 6 p.m.

There will be a fashion show of women’s clothes from A.H. Collection, which has stores in Hamilton Town Center, Downtown Noblesville and Clay Terrace in Carmel, and there will be sprit wear from Miller Backers. In addition, a silent and live auction, raffle and entertainment will take place.

“We give grants two times a year to our teachers,” Trisler said. “They have to apply for them. We also use the money for scholarships for seniors who are going to pursue a career in education and also for teachers who are advancing their degree in education.”

Auction items typically include restaurant gift cards, items from the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Indians and gift certificates.

The online auction will open in mid-August so patrons are able to bid on items even if they cannot attend the fundraiser.

For more information about the foundation, visit noblesvilleschools.org/foundation.

Individual tickets for Miller Palooza are $40. The ticket order form can be downloaded on the foundation website or by contacting Trisler at 773-2134, ext. 44123 or emailing sharon_trisler@nobl.k12.in.us.

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