The fifth Hurrah, and definitely not the last

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 by attending HURRAH!, an event to benefit the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation. 
The Foundation pays for programs, equipment, supplies and other enhancements which require funding beyond what the state and district provides. There’s always a need with more than 3,000 children enrolled in East Grand Rapids’ five public schools.
“State funding for education in Michigan is continuing to tighten for many basic programs and [has become] insufficient to fund regular and enrichment programs,” explains Executive Director Amy Stuursma. “Gifts to the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation maintain excellence in education while enhancing the quality within the East Grand Rapids Public Schools.”
The fifth annual HURRAH! is a casual evening of fun, food and camaraderie, featuring a raffle, cash bar and live music from River City Stew, Celtic Kilroy and Twin Thistle.  This year’s event will feature tastings from local restaurants and specialty food shops including Acorn Grille at Thousand Oaks Golf Club, Amore Trattoria Italiana, Bar Divani, Big Bob’s, El Barrio Mexican Grill, Founders Brewing Co., The Green Well, Mary Ann’s Chocolates, Olives, Ramona’s Table, Rose’s on Reeds Lake and TCBY. Late-night eats will be provided by Arby’s and Jet’s Pizza.  
The event will be held at the Widdicomb Building (665 Seward Ave. NW) this year. Since its inception, more than $184,000 has been raised through HURRAH! to impact education in our community. Want to help put the good back in do-gooder? Here’s how:
• Learn more about the Foundation 
• LIKE them on facebook
• Purchase Hurrah tickets online
• Check out the latest e-newsletter
Source: Amy Stuursma, East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation
Writer: Jennifer Wilson, Do Good Editor
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