Funding for quality education is no laughing matter, but the Middletown Education Collaborative's primary fundraiser is sure to garner some hysterics.
The MEC is holding its primary fundraiser, Stand Up for Education, on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7-11pm.
According to a release, Stand Up for Education is sure to be a fun night filled with laughs, featuring New England comic legend Ace Aceto and his All Stars: Coleen Galvin, Mike Murray and Jeremy Furtado. Light fare will be served, along with a cash bar, and live & silent auctions from local and regional business including The Red Parrot, Wave Lengths Salon & Spa, the Providence Bruins, The Boston Ballet and The Tennis Hall of Fame, to name a few. Tickets are only $35 per person ($30 per person for a block of 10 tickets). Tons of laughs a minute are guaranteed.
Tickets can be purchased online at MECMEC.org or through their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Middletown-Education-Collaborative/251031831862. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Newport Athletic Club.
The goal of the evening is to raise funds for educational grants that enhance and enrich educational programs for the students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade in the Middletown Public Schools.
MEC is a non-profit organization formed to promote and fund unique and creative educational opportunities in the Middletown Public School system. Since its inception in 2004, MEC has awarded over $100,000 in educational grants that enhance the curriculum and increase learning.
A sample of MEC grants include: Meet the Animals, BrainPop Jr., The Wizard of Oz Theater Performance, POW Science, SchoolHouse Orchestra, Underwater Robotics, Science Olympiad Team, Salt Marsh Nursery Program, Boston of Science Field Trip, Camera Lenses, Model U.N., Feathery Friends Audubon Presentation and Latin Dance Instruction.