$50 – $80

Dwight Spring Auction

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Aspetuck Valley Country Club

67 Old Redding Road

Weston, CT 06883

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No Refunds

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This year, the PTA purposely scaled down the auction portion of Back to School Movie Night to allow for a more casual, community event, that took place outside under the stars. This decision was largely based on feedback from the parent community.

To help raise money for new playground eqipment and the balance of our 2018-19 School Budget Goal, we are introducing a new fundraiser. The decision to create this new The Dwight Spring Gala will take place at Aspetuck Valley Country Club just north of the school on Old Redding Road.

We are not making any money on the tickets; rather we hope you will come with an open heart and wallet to bid on amazing experiences and items as part of our silent and live auction. We can promise that the company, atmosphere, food and cocktails will be amazing! For those who don't drink, we're offering a special Designated Driver Ticket ($50 dinner + non-alcoholic beverages) and Individual Ticket ($80 dinner + open bar).

The new Spring Auction is intended to be a special event that only happens once every two years. We realize that the price may seem high and want you to know that we researched several options and this was the least costly -- and eliminates the need for an army of volunteers behind the scenes.

To read more on our Web page, please visit www.dwightpta.com/spring-gala.

FAQs

How far is the event from school? Is there parking?

Aspetuck Valley Country Club is approximately 12 minutes north of Dwight School via Redding Road to Old Redding Road. There is ample parking for everyone. Please consider using UBER or LYFT to avoid any anxiety driving home if you will be enjoying cocktails.

What's the dress code?

Ladies and gents should dress to impress and wear something festive! Jackets required for men. No jeans. Thank you.

What does the ticket price cover?

Aspetuck Valley Country Club is known for its amazing food! Expect to go home full and happy. The ticket price includes appetizers, dinner and dessert. Open bar is also included in the $80 price, but we have a special Designated Driver ticket for $50, which covers food only. Designated Drivers will be given a special wristband upon entry.

What does the money go toward?

Our primary goal is to meet the second half of our budget goal for the 2018-19 school year (meaning the money we need to cover our expenses). We generally raise money in the beginning of the year to pay for programs throughout the year. We decided to have a second phase in the spring to lesson the "ask" in the fall.

We are also super excited to be raising money for new playground equipment! Specificially we are hoping to purchase a GaGa Ball Pit. If your child been to camp in the last four years, he or she has probably seen kids playing GaGa Ball. There’s even a “Gaga Center” on 93rd Street in New York City.

GaGa Ball s a great game that will keep kids moving, and entertained for hours. It’s easy to learn, and as kids play, they’ll start to develop strategies. Bigger kids can play a fast, exciting physical style, and yet the game can be played effectively by kids as young as four or five.

What's the refund policy?

We are very sorry but cannot offer refunds. We will review extreme situations on a case-by-case basis.

What types of items will there be to bid on?

The committee is working on securing tons of fun auction items at varying price points so everyone can get in on the fun! We will be sharing a full list of exciting items and experiences in advance of the event. Expect gift cards to your favorite local spots, grade level art projects you'll love bringing home, special experiences and much, much more!

How will the bidding work?

All ticket holders will be assigned a unique number. Members of the same family will have the same number. You will use that number to bid on items in the silent auction by writing them on the bid sheets. We also intend to have a live auction to generate bids on select items.

How do I pay and collect my prize if I win?

We will close bidding before the night is over and encourage everyone to check out with a check made to Timothy Dwight School PTA or credit card. We cannot accept Venmo.

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Aspetuck Valley Country Club

67 Old Redding Road

Weston, CT 06883

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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