|Posted on 2/20/2017 7:28:00 AM.|
(Seguin) -- You could pocket an extra $2,500 at this weekend's 9th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala. The money is the featured raffle prize during the Seguin Education Foundation's annual fundraiser scheduled for Saturday at the Seguin Coliseum. SEF Executive Director Katie Edwards, says each year, the group changes up its top raffle prize. This year, the prize is up to $2,500.
"We like to change it every year and we are going with a 50/50 raffle. If you're not familiar with that -- it is where the jackpot, the total (collected) and we're estimating that to be $5,000 -- is actually split 50/50 with the organization and the winner. So the winner -- there will be one winner will receive a gift card for whatever half the pot is up to $2,500," said Edwards.
Edwards says couples, families and community supporters of the Seguin ISD are invited for a night of fun and music.
"Denim & Diamonds starts at six p.m. where we have a cocktail hour provided by First United Bank. Then, we have a seated dinner which Nash Catering will be handling this year. We serve it family style on the table so it's kind of a more enjoyable dinner atmosphere as you get to mingle with the people around you. Then, we will have auctions going on and live entertainment provided by Clint Taft and the Buck Wild Band after that (and) throughout the night. It's very casual. It's just a fun gala. We have a raffle that'll be going on but we encourage people to come out, because all the money raised will be going towards grants towards teachers and students of Seguin ISD," said Edwards.
All money raised will go to help provide Seguin ISD classrooms with grant money. The money is raised to help fund those programs or materials that otherwise could not be afforded through the regular school budget.
The casual gala gets underway at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour. Dinner and dancing will follow.
Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased at Seguin Radio KWED or by calling 830-822-2688. Raffle tickets this year are $10 each and can be purchased in advance. Individuals do not need to be present to win.