6TH ANNUAL BARNUM BALL
Saturday, March 24, 2012 (7PM - midnight) at the Ethan Allen Hotel, Danbury
The Barnum Ball is our largest fundraiser of the year. Join your friends, neighbors, school staff and administrators for a great night that includes an open bar (7pm-9pm), dinner, dancing, plus silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit the BEF, which supports public and private education and community initiatives in Bethel through grants to teachers, administrators and community members. You don’t want to miss playing a fun “Heads & Tails” game for a chance to win the newly released iPad!
The recipient of the first Excellence in Education Award will be announced at the Ball and will be presented with a $500 grant for their classroom and a commemorative plaque.
The auction book is now available for viewing online. Click on the link in the menu bar to see all the items offered in our silent and live auctions.
We are no longer accepting new reservations for this year's Barnum Ball. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, you can mail it to the BEF at PO Box 92, Bethel, CT 06801 Attn: "Barnum Ball"
Hotel Special: Book a room at the Ethan Allen Hotel for $99 (special rate). Includes breakfast for two the following morning. Call the hotel toll-free at 800-742-1776.
| Golf outings - Ridgewood CC, Redding CC, CT Golf Club, Richter Park, Rock Ridge CC
|Tickets to a Yankees home game, Celtics vs. Nets, Knicks game, Red Sox game
|3-Credit Course at WestConn
|Special packages for NYC, Chicago, Syracuse, and the Inn at Occidental (CA)
|Autographed Derek Jeter ball
|Autographed basketball from Celtics legend Larry Bird
|NY Giants' Superbowl Eli Manning #10 jersey
|Autographed hocky puck signed by NY Rangers #4 Michael Del Zotto
|Pittsburgh Steelers' Troy Polmalu replica signed picture
|NE Pats' Chad Ochocinco autographed football
|NJ Nets retro jersey autographed by basketball legend Julius Erving otherwise known as "Dr. J"
|Disney Park Hopper Passes
|Cookie of the Month for 3 Months, Three Months of Margarita Madness
|Premium reserved seating at this year's high school graduation
|Gourmet Dinner for 8 provided by Dr. Smith, Mr. Muharem & Ms. Chapman
|Principal for the Day at Rockwell, Berry and Johnson
|Plus many more fun auction items for kids to do at their schools!
Below is the growing list of donors for our silent auctions. On behalf of the Bethel Education Foundation, please consider patronizing these local businesses.
A New Beginning Salon
Adam Broderick Salon
Amy Gusitsch Photography
Augie’s Numero #1 Pizza Restaurant
Bethel Fire Dept "Ride to School in a Fire Truck"
Bethel Music Center
Bethel Parks & Rec
Bethel Summer's Best
Bethel Youth Wrestling summer camp
Broadway Comedy Club
Buffalo Wild Wings
Carabiner’s in Fairfield
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Damon Wade Music
Dangerfield’s Comedy Club
Doug Macomber computer services
Edmond Town Hall Theater
Empire State Building Observatory
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Frank Pepe Pizzeria
Georgetown Package Store
Hartford Restaurant Group
In A Snap Photography
J. Fuji Asian Bistro
Jennifer McCann Photography
La Fortuna Restaurant
La Zingara Ristorante
Lathrop School of Dance
Law Office of Dan O’Grady
Lemone Consulting, LLC (Individual, Family & Couples Counseling for Adolescents & Adults)
Leo Gallagher Paint Service
Lime Rock Park car show
Long Wharf Theater
Mary Buzak Piano Studio
Mary Ferri "American Girl Party"
Melissa & Doug items
Mr. O’s Deli
Nails & Beyond
Natural Lawn of America
NE Moves Mortgage, LLC
New Balance Store
O’Connor’s Public House
O’Neil’s Sandwich & Coffee Bar
Old Sturbridge Village
Paul Stewart Caso Landscaping
Post Script Papery
Private Studio Fitness
Quassy Amusement Park
Rankin Sporting Goods
Ridgefield Tennis Club
Silver Touch Jewelry
Splash Car Wash
St. Mary Church "Fun in the Sun"
Stepping Stones Children’s Museum
Stony 6 Eatery & Bar
Stony Hill Golf
Sycamore Drive-In Restaurant
Take Time Relaxation Center
Taunton Wine & Liquor
The Toy Room
Thunder Ridge Ski Area
Two Steps Downtown Grille
Westport Country Playhouse
Wilton Wine Shoppe