Two tickets to the Celine Dion concert this fall at Tulsa’s new BOK Center and dinner at Charleston’s will be up for bids at the 2008 GEFFE Gala, Saturday, April 5, 2008, thanks to the generosity of Good to Go with Patti Beth and Grand Escapes Travel.  The package also includes transportation to and from the concert by motor coach.

 “We are so pleased to announce that our first live-auction donation is this wonderful dinner and concert package,” stated Kristi Wallace, president of the Grove Education Foundation for Excellence (GEFFE).

The concert is scheduled for November 13, 2008 in the BOK Center, currently under construction in Tulsa.

Plans are presently underway for GEFFE’s 10th annual banquet and fundraiser, which will be held at the Royal Bay Yacht club.  GEFFE board members are currently collecting donations from local businesses for their live and silent auctions at the fundraiser.

 “Our annual fundraiser has always been so successful because of the generosity of our local businesses and their wonderful donations for our auctions,” Wallace said.

Money raised at the banquet is given back to the Grove School District in the form of grants to the school.  Teachers and principals submit grants to GEFFE requesting for various educational projects.  During the past ten years, GEFFE has awarded over $300,000 in grants to the school district.

“This community has been so supportive of GEFFE over the past ten years,” Wallace said.  “And as a result of that support, GEFFE has been able to fund numerous educational projects which have benefited the students of Grove.”

Businesses wishing to contribute to the live or silent auction can contact GEFFE Board Members Lynn Pagels at 786-8004 or Kay Lyn Beauchamp at 787-5540.