Ballenas dry grad fundraiser biggest of the year

Tickets are going fast for the Ballenas Secondary School Dry Grad’s popular pub night and silent auction fundraiser next week.

Tickets are going fast for the Ballenas Secondary School Dry Grad’s popular pub night and silent auction fundraiser next week.

The biggest dry grad fundraiser of the year will include a wide range of entertainment from an all you can eat pizza buffet to canned music by Odyssey Sound. Joan Holland, co-chair of the dry grad committee, said the list of auction items is already impressive and they are still taking donations.

“It’s all about going out and having a fun night,” she said, explaining it will be like a social pub atmosphere.

Over 100 businesses have donated items including: BC Lions tickets, a Canucks Jersey, Mount Washington ski passes, jewelry, tools, art, theatre tickets, electronics, clothing, gift baskets of all types and gift certificates.

The Canucks hockey game will be screened in the lobby with a sports betting board and there will be a 50/50 draw.

Along with the pizza, including a gluten free option, there will be snacks and $4 drinks.

More volunteers and donations would still be greatly appreciated and add to the fun and success of the evening. Contact the people below.

The big night takes place at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, Friday, March 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tickets  are $20 including the pizza and first drink. No minors allowed. All proceeds go directly to dry grad.

Tickets are available through Christine (250-951-6523, christinekbryant@gmail.com), Joan (250-248-4435, joholland@shaw.ca), Lesley (250-248-3654), Tony (250-716-6450) or at Brigadoon Golf Course and M&M Meat shops in Nanaimo.