Morganton Day School held its annual gala auction on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Old NC Armory which drew in nearly 200 people from the community.

This year’s themed auction, “One More Night For Your 80’s Prom,” received tremendous support from the community.

The proceeds raised from the event will support academic and scholarship programs at the school.

“In meeting our goals, we are able to provide scholarships to children who want to be able to attend the school and that is something as a community we are proud of,” said Heather Rheinbolt, the auction co-chair. “It was a fun event and everyone had a great time, but with having a fun time it was also an incredible successful event. It was just wonderful all the way around.”

The school’s staff and parents participated in skits during the auction that were part of the school’s Fund-A-Need Project.

This year’s Titan Raffle ticket sale winner was Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Suttle. The family is the recipient of one-year of free tuition for their child for the 2016-17 school year at MDS.

The event included a silent and live auction, plated dinner by Dan Huntley and music by The Message. Gregory Jewelers donated a pair of 1-carat diamond earrings for the Champagne Raffle.

Several of the live auction items included a day of falconry hunting, beach and mountain weekend getaway packages and Carolina Panthers’ Pre-Season and Club Level home game tickets.

“We appreciate the positive response we received from our community,” said Dr. Melanie Mikusa, Head of School. “We are delighted that Morganton Day School is one of several educational choices for families in Burke County making our community more appealing.”

Other event sponsors were: Beall Law Offices, Haugen-Carver Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, KFC/Taco Bell, Mark Brazinski, MD, Morgan Stuart Logistics, LLC, Morganton Eye Physicians, Vision.Design.Build.Remodel., Barbara and Jerry Norvell, Dr. Amy Brooks, Morganton Savings Bank, Slope Solutions and Landscapes, Burke Primary Care, Mountain View Pediatrics, PA, and Newbridge Bank.

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