Foundation Gala

Academic Foundation Board Members Laura Wall (left) and Ashley Driemeyer display the Foundation's new logo, designed by Greenville 8th grade student Emma Nord

The second annual Bond County Community Unit 2 Academic Foundation “Light The Way” Gala was a big success Saturday night.

A large crowd of Unit 2 supporters attended the event at the Copper Dock Winery, north of Pocahontas.

The gala is designed to raise money to support teachers and students in the district.

Langham Auctioneers, with help from WGEL Hayride host Larry Kleiner, conduct the auction at Saturday’s Academic Foundation “Light The Way” Gala

Don Dillon, president of the foundation, was extremely pleased with the generosity of Unit 2 residents.

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Dillon said the money raised is used to buy educational equipment and materials for the use of teachers.

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The auctions held during the gala raised over $16,000. Dillon said a complete financial report will be forthcoming.

During the gala, a new logo was unveiled for the Academic Foundation. It was created by Emma Nord, an eighth grade student at Greenville Jr. High School.