Friday, September 04, 2015 • 10:45

Supporting our students

January 23, 2014
I am still learning my way around Valley Center, there is no doubt about that, but every day I learn a little bit more and every day I am enthralled with the new things I discover. For instance, I had no clue that Valley Center Road used to be called Highway to the Stars to celebrate the path taken by the 20-ton mirror on its way to Palomar Observatory back in 1947. Thanks to Robert Lerner and his Jan. 9 column, News from the Valley Center History Museum, for that interesting tidbit of information.

Here is something else I recently discovered about Valley Center that I am pretty sure many readers already know but was news to me. Our high school holds an auction every year. Not exactly earth shattering news, I know, but still, I think it's exciting none-the-less.

What I find really cool about the Jaguar Auction is the opportunity to be able to support VC High School students in a way that is creative, different and fun.

Organizers of the auction, now in its 15th year, are looking for support for this unique fundraising program. In a press release sent to the Valley Roadrunner, organizers announced they have a need for donations for the silent and live auction both in the way of auction items and cash donations to help underwrite event expenses. Donations are tax deductible and proceeds directly benefit Valley Center High School and its students. Contributions for the auction are due March 7.

I have already had the pleasure of speaking with Greg Duchnak, one of the organizers of the event, and I am pleased to say the Valley Roadrunner will be offering up assistance for what sounds like a great event to me, in the way of support through advertising and editorial content to help make this grand undertaking successful for all involved.

As a mom and as an active member of the community, I believe we all have a responsibility to ensure our children get the best educational opportunities we can possibly give them. In my opinion, supporting events like the Jaguar Auction is a great way to make sure our kids have all the resources they need to succeed.

The Jaguar Auction will be held on Saturday, April 5 and continues to be a primary fundraiser for various clubs, teams and school activities. For more information or to participate, contact either Mary Polito at 760-749-1636 or or Julie Stroh at 760-390-9277.

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