Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning raises $6,000 at Roaring Twenties-themed fund raiser


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  • Provided photos Pictured from left to right are: Lynn Lillian, Vanessa Holland, Dr. David Leach, Jennifer Leach and Sharon Davis.




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— On April 14, the Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning (WFEL) hosted its second annual decade party at the Stagecoach Inn, 268 Main St. in Goshen.

This year’s theme was the Roaring Twenties and for the night guests were sent back in time to that decade. Guests arrived in their Gatsby finest and were treated to live jazz, appetizers, cheese and carving stations typical of that era. Guests were then treated to a champagne toast, courtesy of XDFour before continuing the party inside and dancing into the night.

“On behalf of WFEL I want to thank Faith Ferguson, and the entire staff of the Stagecoach Inn," said Vanessa Holland, the Chair of WFEL. "The Inn was the perfect venue for our 1920's Speakeasy and the service, food and décor was exceptional."

Holland also thanked event sponsor Eisenbach & Ruhnke Engineering, P.C., as well as business that supported the effort: Goosetown Communications, New York Bus Sales, Sunny Days Inc., Turn Key Technologies, Seely & Durland Insurance, St. Anthony’s Community Foundation, Etched In Time, Halligan’s Public House, Rhythm & Rhyme Childcare & Early Education Center, Savvy Soho, Fetch, Goals Design & Marketing, Hip & Chic, Keycoders and Family Orthodontics.

She also thanked Warwick Valley Superintendent School Superintendent Dr. David Leach and the Board of Education for their continued support.

The event raised more than $6,000 for the foundation which will directly benefit the students and teachers in the Warwick Valley Central School District.

The work of the foundationWFEL funds mini grants for teachers and co-sponsors the One Book One School program in both elementary schools. WFEL also helps fund and facilitate the job shadowing and career fair programs at the High School in collaboration with the Warwick Chamber of Commerce.

The foundation also helps fund other projects as identified by the school administration.

NextFor more information about WFEL or to learn more about their next event: The Annual Kickball Tournament on June 14, visit the foundation’s website at www.wfelny.org. Tickets are limited..



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