Paso Robles Education Alliance hosting New Year’s Eve gala event
The Paso Robles Education Alliance (PREA) announced it will be hosting its annual fundraiser on New Year’s Eve. The “Great Gatsby Gala Event” will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom.
Supporters will ring in the New Year dressed in their favorite 1920’s inspired outfit. Gatsby themed costumes are recommended, but not required. There will be casino tables, a midnight champagne toast, food provided by the Paso Robles Inn, a DJ, dancing, raffle prizes and a no-host, full bar.
Tickets are $75 person. PREA is also currently seeking corporate and media sponsors for the event. All proceeds go to PREA to assist our local schools, teachers and students. Visit the PREA website at www.goPREA.org to buy your tickets early as the event is expected to sell out.
The Paso Robles Education Alliance (PREA) is a non-profit, community based organization that supports and enriches the educational environment of Paso Robles Public Schools. The PREA board of directors is comprised of local businesses owners, parents, and educators who share the enthusiasm for promoting academic excellence by providing resources and opportunities in our local schools system.
To date, PREA has facilitated the distribution of over $200,000 to programs such as teacher grants, college scholarships and a technology improvement. For example, through dedicated efforts, classrooms are being equipped with ceiling mounted multi-media projectors and document readers.
“Such tools bridge the gap of communication between the youth of today and their teacher mentors,” said Wm. Scott Knuckles, who headed up the technology project. “Research has shown such tools benefit the classroom environment and keep students on task while providing a more robust learning experience,” Knuckles said.