Unit 2 Academic Foundation Gala Saturday

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Tickets are still available for the Bond County Unit 2 Academic Foundation’s fourth annual Light the Way Gala, which is this Saturday, March 23 at the Copper Dock near Pocahontas. Doors open at 5 PM, dinner is served at 6 PM.

Academic Foundation President Dr. Bill Beckert said past events have always been a good time and there’s a lot in store this year, too. A silent auction will be going on during dinner and a live auction will follow. Langham Auctions will conduct the live auction. The Chapman Brothers will perform to conclude the evening.

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Highlights of this year’s auction include a golf getaway; meat bundles; Cardinals, Grizzlies, and White Sox tickets; a Greenville Country Club membership; student art; Comets sports memorabilia; local business gift cards; and more.

Proceeds from the gala are used to fund classroom projects in all Unit 2 schools and, occasionally, for larger projects such as the Bond County Unit 2 High School STEM lab. You can read more about that lab at the bottom of this story.

Unit 2 Superintendent Wes Olson said the gala is a special night that shows the support the community has for the local school system. He said many former staff members return to participate in the event.

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You can find out more about the Academic Foundation, the gala, and specific auction items at BCCU2AF.org.

Click below to hear our full interview with Dr. Bill Beckert and Unit 2 Superintendent Wes Olson, about the gala and the GHS STEM lab:

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