By Democrat staff
Created: 03/23/2013 12:31:03 AM PDT
Several hundred burgers, beers and more than a few cases of wine brought together supporters of the Woodland Schools Foundation Thursday, March 22.
Around 245 tickets were sold and the event raised an estimated $12,500, according to sponsors. In 2012, there was $16,000 raised, much of it used to fund noon yard duty stipends at Woodland elementary schools.
Held at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, the event featured hamburgers, potato salad and barbecued beans, along with salads and desserts made by culinary arts students from Woodland and Pioneer high schools. Woodland High School floral design students provided flower decorations, which were available for purchase.
Also participating during the evening was the Pioneer High School Jazz Combo.
In addition to dinner, participants had the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items. A week at a three-bedroom villa in Puerto Vallarta was the main live auction item that was donated by Woodland school district trustee Cirenio Rodriguez. It was auctioned to Ray Juhler.
Thomas Hicks was the high bidder for the Vacation Time Share donated by Emilio Castellanos.
Also offered was a guitar signed by last year's Country 4 Coaches performers, a vintage bicycle and "one-of-a-kind" student-created artwork and crafts.