Friends of Blaine , in support of Blaine Elementary at 1420 W. Grace St., is gearing up for its annual fundraising gala next month, which includes silent and live auctions. In this teaser video, the items up for grabs speak for themselves. The Masters. Saturday Night Live. Disney. Who needs fancy production values when you’ve got tickets to Dancing With the Stars and parking spaces for the bidding. We jest in good fun. Last year’s gala raised more than $68,000, which helped fund a number of items on Blaine’s wish list, including a new science teacher position.
This year’s shindig is set for Feb. 25, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. Tickets are $60 in advance, $75 at the door; in addition to the auctions, the fete promises music, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and 50/50 raffle.