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Letter: Mark your calender for Taste of Basalt

The Taste of Basalt, the Basalt Education Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, is just around the corner. Taking place from 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Roaring Fork Club, the festive fall event features food samples from midvalley restaurants; wine, beer and cocktail tasting; dancing to the tunes of DJ Dylan; an on-site silent auction; and raffle with all proceeds benefiting Basalt public schools.

Since “the Taste’s” inception more than two decades ago, Basalt Education Foundation has raised more than $700,000 for Basalt’s elementary, middle and high schools, supporting outdoor education, arts and theater programs, hands-on science curriculum, teacher professional development, technology, college and career counseling and many more initiatives that directly touch students across all grades.

We invite the community to join us Nov. 5 so we can raise as much money possible to continue our work: enhancing local education by helping schools deliver innovative, creative programming experiences for every student.

Purchase $100 tickets online via http://www.basaltedu.org; last year we sold out a few days prior to the Taste, so we encourage you to purchase ASAP. If you can’t make it to the Taste, please check out our online silent auction where you can bid on dozens of donated items, from hotel stays and restaurant gift certificates to jewelry and home décor. The auction is open here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/tasteofbasalt.

Thanks in advance for enriching the lives of Basalt students.

Erika Leavitt

Board chair, Basalt Education Foundation