“Picnic at the Vineyard” Fundraiser to Support Grants for Xenia Schools

 The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is hosting a fundraiser on August 24th at Caesar Creek Vineyards. The event is a “Wine and Dine” featuring a Nick’s Restaurant slider picnic, along with wine, sangria and music. Tickets are $35.00 each and a portion of the cost of the ticket can be considered a charitable contribution. Tickets are available at the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, 334 W. Market St., Xenia. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 937-372-3591 for additional information.

Proceeds of the event will be used to fund the Foundation’s Classroom Grants Program. The Foundation is awarding almost $20,000.00 in grants for the 2017-2018 school year. These grant awards include funds for designated grants. Dr. Nodie M. Washington, PhD, former Xenia Community Schools Board of Education member, contributes $2,750.00 annually for the Dr. Jenene Washington-Stepter Science Grants. The sponsored grant program is available to all businesses, organizations and individuals who are interested in supporting special projects and programs, such as the Muse Machine, in the Xenia Community Schools.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation awards represent grants to teachers and staff of the Xenia Community Schools. Any Xenia Community Schools’ staff or community member can apply to the Foundation to fund special projects in classrooms. Projects are geared towards enriching student learning. Some applications represent district-wide initiatives. All the grants for Xenia Community School students and teachers are beyond what regular school funding can provide.

Xenia Community Schools Foundation is an Ohio non-profit 501(C) (3) corporation. For information about the XCSF, visit the website (xcsfoundation.com) or check out on Facebook (Xenia Community Schools Foundation).

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