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Letter to the Editor... Donations needed for Blue Jean Ball fundraiser

To the Editor: Want to support learning opportunities for Cloquet students? The Cloquet Educational Foundation is collecting new, unused items or small cash donations for the Cloquet Educational Foundation (CEF) Annual Blue Jean Ball on Feb. 7 at...

To the Editor:

Want to support learning opportunities for Cloquet students? The Cloquet Educational Foundation is collecting new, unused items or small cash donations for the Cloquet Educational Foundation (CEF) Annual Blue Jean Ball on Feb. 7 at the Otter Creek Convention Center at Black Bear Casino. These items will be combined to create themed baskets for the silent auction.

Last year, generous donations toward the theme baskets brought in over $1,000.

The economy has us all thinking twice about spending money. Now, more than ever, it is important to support the CEF if you can. In order to continue providing funding to the many CEF supported programs in Cloquet the foundation has to keep growing.

Here are examples of categories of items you might consider donating:

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  • Gourmet cooking (anything useful for that gourmet chef)
  • Family fun (movie tickets, DVDs, board games, bowling certificates etc.)
  • Eating out (restaurant certificates)
  • I love to read (brand new children's books)
  • Go 'Jacks! (Lumberjack apparel and accessories)
  • Outdoor fun (items for the beach, park, yard or ball field)
  • Indoor fun (craft items, puzzle books, art materials)
  • Pamper yourself (items to spoil yourself - gourmet coffee, special chocolate, spa items)
  • A large wicker basket
  • Small monetary donations that we can combine to purchase larger items for the baskets

Donated items can be brought to Cloquet Senior High, Middle School, Churchill or Washington Elementary by Wednesday, Jan. 28. If you have questions or comments, please contact Jill Pertler 878-0778 or Gail Wangen 879-2559. Thanks in advance for your help with this project.
Tickets for the Blue Jean Ball are still available! For information, contact Lorna Mangan at 879-3806.

Blue Jean Ball Committee

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