The community is invited to celebrate spring at Falmouth Academy’s “Bloomin’ Auction and Benefit” at the school’s new Simon Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 6th. Doors open at 5:30 PM; tickets start at $75 per person and are on sale now at falmouthacademy.org/auction or by calling 508-457-9696 ext. 242.
In addition to live and silent auctions, the festive spring-themed event chaired by parent Julianne Waite and a team of creative volunteers, will include served hors d’oeuvres and a buffet dinner presented by Jacqueline’s Catering, a signature sangria cocktail and open beer and wine bar, and entertainment by the Falmouth Academy Student Combo as well as pianist Maureen Fischer of Martha’s Vineyard. The evening will conclude with a lively Fund-a-Need activity led by auctioneer John Schofield of Eldreds Auction Gallery to raise funds to support significant and necessary upgrades to the school's website and information technology infrastructure.
Featured auction items include an oil painting by renowned local artist Joseph McGurl, a ten-day stay in a Paris apartment, eight hours of professional carpentry from C. H. Newton Builders, a flower-arranging class by master gardener and florist Sharon Torruella, Red Sox tickets, weekend accommodation on Martha’s Vineyard, hand-blown decorative items by Fritz Glass, a Falmouth Road Race entry number, week-long spots in Falmouth Academy Sports and Music Camps, septic pumping by Dalpe, eight hours of architectural consultation with Eck MacNeeley Architects, a Martha’s Vineyard Pizza Party for 25, a lottery piñata (which could be worth millions), entries into the Half and Relay portions of the Cape Cod Marathon, a still life painting class for eight with Falmouth Academy Art Teacher Lucy Nelson and much, much more.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Fund for Falmouth Academy, which ensures a meaningful and transformative educational experience for more than 210 students in grades 7-12 who hail from 23 area towns and 2 countries. The Fund helps the school provide generous financial aid for bright, talented students ready to take full advantage of a Falmouth Academy education, attract and retain a dynamic faculty, and maintain and enhance facilities—like the Simon Center for the Arts—for the benefit of its students and the broader Falmouth community.
The event is generously sponsored in part by The Valle Group, Ferreira & Vazquez, P.C., Quicks Hole, Cataumet Boat, C. H. Newton Builders, and Michael Jones. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Falmouth Academy is an independent day school educating students in grades 7 through 12 from the Cape, Coast, and Islands. Located in the heart of Falmouth at 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth Academy makes the most of its proximity to the local internationally recognized scientific community, offering mentorships, internships, and partnerships. At Falmouth Academy, students not only fit in, they stand out.