Wrentham WEST Raises Funds With Comedy Night

Wrentham WEST able to bring in more than $10,000 with Comedy Night fundraiser.

The Wrentham Elementary School Trust was able to raise more than $10,000 at a "Comedy Night" fundraiser last weekend.

The trust, also known as WEST, provides grants to local elementary schools in an effort to supplement education for the students.

Deidre Foley, the head of fundraising for the group, said the event went very well.

"It took place at 3 Restaurant in Franklin," she said. "One of the highlights was that a Bruins hockey stick, signed by the team, went for $1,700 at auction."

Foley said the night featured a comedian, a buffet dinner, a live auction of five items and a silent auction of 24 items."

According to Foley, WEST was able to raise just over $10,000.

"We raised enough to cover our next grant cycle," she said. "We're excited to fund several grants to local teachers."

The organization, she said, has two funding cycles — one in May and the other in December. The funds raised Saturday will go to the May cycle, she said.

Foley said WEST has another big fundraising effort: a ball drop that takes place on Wrentham Day.

"We've done it the last couple of years," she said. "We sell 1,000 balls, and drop them from a fire department ladder truck. The ball closest to a marker wins $1,000."

She said the group was also looking to host an event in June at the Cracker Barrel Fairgrounds.


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