It’s fitting that a guitar signed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is one of the many items available at this years’ Boots and Bling Auction to support Tumalo Community School. This year, the school revived its music program for the first time in eight years, thanks to the success of last years’ auction. And students at this vibrant K-8 school in Tumalo are loving it.
Incredibly, the new music teacher and program are funded entirely by money raised last year through an outpouring of support from local businesses and volunteers. Now, the challenge is to keep the music playing.
The Tumalo Parent-Teacher Committee is currently seeking the support of local businesses for this years’ Boots and Bling Auction. In gratitude, the Tumalo PTC will promote sponsor businesses with options like a banner placed at the event and then placed outside the school for the next school year, listing in the business directory and visibility many other ways. As the auction organizer, Rhianna Kunkler said, “every way we can, we to want let people know that when they do business with you, they are supporting our kids!” The PTC is also seeking additional donations of items for the auction itself.
Business sponsorships start at $150, and the funds raised support not only the new music program, but also many other programs and teacher needs like science materials, library books, and even maintaining the ropes course.
Rhianna Kunkler added that another way people can support Tumalo Community School, and have a great time doing it, is to come to the party!
Held at the beautiful Winter Range Ranch in Tumalo, the Boots and Bling Auction will have live music, food trucks, a mechanical bull, and many live and silent auction items. Hundreds of items will be offered, including other show-stoppers like the Tom Petty guitar- a helmet signed by NFL Hall of Famers, A Star Wars poster signed by Carrie Fischer and the rest of the cast, trips to Costa Rica, Churchill Downs, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and many others, large and small.
The Boots and Bling Auction will be on April 21, from 3:30-7:30pm at Winter Range Ranch- 66295 Hwy 20.
For more information contact Rhianna Kunkler at 503-318-8452