by Dennis Dalman
An “Australian Adventure” fundraiser for four student ambassadors, including one from Sartell, will take place from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at VFW Post 428 at 9 N. 18th Ave. in St. Cloud.
The fundraiser will be a spaghetti dinner with trimmings and a silent auction, which will close for bids at 8 p.m. There will also be music and drawings for free prizes every half hour. A cash bar will be available, although it is not part of the event.
Proceeds will be split up for four students who have been selected to take part in the People to People International Student Ambassador Program. It’s a program that sends students to other countries “to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange, creating global citizens and making the world a better place for future generations.”
The four ambassadors for which the fundraiser was organized will all spend a couple of weeks doing educational and cultural activities in Australia. They are Aiden Hammond of Sartell, Hunter Buckentine of Becker and sister and brother Crystal and Michael Jahner of Cold Spring.
All of the students, in their mid-teens, are paying for their own traveling, but they need money to help pay for their tuition costs.
They plan to leave for Australia this coming summer after doing more fundraisers.
Tickets to the spaghetti supper/silent auction “Australian Adventure” event are $10 for adults, $5 for children as young as 7 and free for children ages 6 an under.
For tickets, contact Amy Hammond at email@example.com.