The Bond County Unit 2 Academic Foundation had a big night Saturday. The group held their first annual Light the Way gala, to raise funds for classroom projects throughout the Unit 2 school district.
The gala was a sold-out affair and included a large live and silent auction.
Preliminary totals, from the auction alone, exceeded $16,000.
Academic Foundation President Don Dillon said the community supported the effort beyond the expectations of organizers and the foundation was very pleased with the response.
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The auction total doesn’t factor in expenses, event sponsorships, or table sales. Organizers say they will release a final total when they have one. The gala was held at Copper Dock Winery.