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The Carthage Press
  • Carthage R-9 Foundation sets Under the Big Top

  • After a summer of having fun fundraising, a finale event has been set as a way of saying thank you for supporting Bright Futures-Carthage.
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  • After a summer of having fun fundraising, a finale event has been set as a way of saying thank you for supporting Bright Futures-Carthage.
    “Under the Big Top,” an evening of fun and entertainment will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Broadview Country Club; hosted by the Carthage R-9 Foundation and McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation.
    “This event is our thanks for the outstanding support shown to the Food for Thought Backpack Program events held throughout the summer,” said Amy Grimes, Carthage R-9 Foundation director. “This circus-themed event is titled ‘Under the Big Top.’ As a change of pace, this event will take the place of the Annual Alumni Football Game as an autumn fund-raising event.”
    During the gala, attendees will enjoy popcorn, candy apples, hot dog bar, flatbread pizzas, kabobs, veggie trays, a cash bar as well as live and silent auctions. Clowns and acrobatic performances will be provided.
    On top of the auctions, the Foundation is adding an online auction bidders may enjoy beginning Monday, Sept. 16.
    “The online auction includes only a few of the many items that will be in the auction at the Sept. 28 event,” Grimes said. “You may go online at anytime to view the items. Items that do not meet the reserve will be available for at the gala. In order to bid on an item, you will need to set up an account, which takes only a minute at the most. It really is easy.”
    To bid online, go to www.32auctions.com/carthager9foundation.
    Tickets for this casual attire event are $25, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Carthage R-9 Foundation. The hosts and hostesses of the Food for Thought Program Parties held this summer will be admitted free of charge.
     For reservations, further information, or if you have auction items to donate, please call 417-850-7806 or email Amy Grimes at grimesa@carthage.k12.mo.us.
    “Thank you, Carthage community for your outpouring of support throughout summer 2013,” Grimes said. “Hope you enjoy your evening Under the Big Top.”

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