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Get ready for the best party of the year! Come out to enjoy Fiesta de Peralta on Saturday March 2, 2013 from 5-11pm. Enjoy an amazing dinner, silent and live auctions, music and dancing! We’ll be partying out of the Uptown Body and Fender building at 401 26th Street in Oakland, graciously made available by owner Giovanna Tanzillo!
Tickets cover an exquisite dinner presented by Peralta father and chef Brian Espinoza. Dinner tickets are only $20/adult if purchased ahead of time or $25/adult at the door. Arrive before 5:45 and get a free drink ticket to start your night off right! Grandmas and grandpas, aunties, uncles and adult friends are encouraged to join us!
This is an adults-only party (alcohol will be served), so we’ve arranged childcare at the school. The kids will be cared for by familiar after-school staff, led by PEACE coordinator Sherice Tyler at a very reasonable price! It is very important that we know how many care providers we need in advance, so please buy childcare tickets online when you purchase your event tickets.
Why a party?
The chief goals of this event are to raise much-needed money for the school, have fun and build community. We are planning a memorable party so that amid the serious work of bidding on auction items, there’s time for mingling… and dancing too! This event is the school’s biggest springtime fundraiser and provides critical funds to the PPTG’s annual budget. Think of all the great advantages our kids enjoy that don’t get funded by the district: Peralta’s art, music, language, sports and gardening education, librarian and teacher support staff.
How does the auction piece work?
Volunteers have been soliciting donations from local merchants for items like restaurant gift certificates, hand-made jewelry, and summer camps. Some of those items become part of our online auction, which runs February 19 through February 25. People bid on products and services online, and when the online auction closes, the highest bidder gets the prize!
Then, at Fiesta de Peralta on March 2 we have a silent auction with tables of even more enticing items to bid on, plus a short live auction. Whether you are looking to meet other parents, find serious bargains on goods and services, or just have fun while supporting the programs our kids deserve, you’ll find it all at one place! If socializing at a big event is not your idea of a good time, we will gladly match you with a volunteer opportunity in a quiet corner – and we would be most grateful for your help!
Donations from me?
The donations from Peralta families make it unique. Peralta families have held events like dinners, playdates, trips to the Giants game, organized hikes, babysitting, parties, hand-made jewelry and more. The donations can be products or services you offer personally or something you buy that you then donate to the silent or live auction.
Our biggest hits have been Pay to Play events where a Peralta family hosts a party, like poker night or beer making. Some families offer dinner parties or play dates. You pay for the donation (ingredients for your breakfast event, tickets to a museum) and then people bid on the chance to attend your event! You decide when and where, and how many people will attend. All money raised goes to Peralta. And you get to know other parents and Peralta kids – some of whom you might not have met yet! To host a Pay to Play event, complete the special form at http://tinyurl.com/peralta-pay2play.
How do I donate an item or service to be auctioned?
I’m not sure I can afford to attend.
We don’t want that to stop you from joining the party. It’s such a fun night out! Please email the auction chairs or ask Rosette, Sherice, Asha or June to contact us on your behalf for complementary tickets.
See you at the Fiesta!