Once again, Sartell-St. Stephen students are the winners, thanks to another record-breaking fundraiser of “Toast to Autumn,” the 11th annual fundraiser of the Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation.
The event, which took place Oct. 11 at Mulligan’s Event Center in Sartell, raised $66,500 for programs in the school district. About 275 guests attended for wine-tasting, beer-tasting, hors d’oeuvres, socializing and a silent auction.
Funds raised will be used to support programs such as academic extension, mentoring at the high-school level, elementary literacy and early-childhood programs in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.
The main sponsor of the event was Central Lakes Oral and Facial Surgery, with in-kind sponsors that included Leighton Broadcasting, Robert’s Fine Jewelry and St. Cloud Times Media. Many other businesses, families and individuals also contributed to the success of Toast to Autumn.