Where: UNCA Sherrill Center.
When: Sunday, April 14, 6 p.m. (VIP party 5:30 p.m.) $50; $75 VIP. Info: http://acsf.org.
Why: Education is an all-hands-on-deck endeavor. Teachers, parents and students make up the core of Asheville City Schools, but there are countless community members who share their talents with Asheville's public schools on a regular basis. The Asheville City Schools Foundation will honor several of these local heroes at its Celebrating Champions benefit.
This year's five winners were selected from a pool of 12 nominees and faced stiff competition for the title of "champion." Winners include United Way of Asheville's Gina Gallo, Asheville Grown Business Alliance founder Franzi Charen (pictured), PAWS on a Mission's Norma Palmer, parent Tracy Dew and Leah Ferguson, former co-director of Asheville City Schools Foundation. The Community Choice Award winner, selected by Facebook poll, will be announced at the event.
The evening will include dinner, music by The John Henrys, short films about the winners and live and silent auctions. A VIP pre-party will feature Biltmore wines and French Broad Brewing Company brews, as well as a drawing for a "Go Local" prize package.
Since 1989, the Asheville City Schools Foundation has promoted the success of area students by "engaging the entire community to support enriching and innovative educational activities." Join with the organization for a celebration of the community members that make this mission possible.
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