For the last few years, members of Lakewood Families in Business and their friends have gotten together to raise funds in support of students and their families enrolled at Clover Park Technical College.
BIDDING ON CHOCOLATE – Steve Mazoff (with hand raised at left) and Paul Webb both offer bids for chocolate desserts that were provided by and sold to members of Lakewood Families in Business and their friends during a recent fundraising event for benefit of Clover Park Technical College Foundation Holiday House. Others in photo (from left) Pat Price, Gene Pankey, Mary Lou Sclair, Ellen Mazoff, Barb Dalton, Gwen Young and Bill Price. (Photo by Don Jutilla)
Recently, more than 30 people participated in the group‚Äôs annual fundraiser: a chocolate dessert auction. Those attending prepared and donated the chocolate items and then auctioned them off to each other. The net result was more than $4,000 to support Clover Park Technical College‚Äôs Holiday House program.
The funds donated to Holiday House provide some assistance to the students and their families, making the holiday season more enjoyable for all.
AUCTIONING CHOCOLATE DESSERTS – Bart Dalton (left) and Dave Sclair handled the auctioneer chores for the Lakewood Families in Business fundraising auction which resulted in $4,000 for the CPTC Holiday House.
Members of the business group recognize that education is a key to obtaining and keeping a job, especially in today‚Äôs economy. Clover Park Technical College has long been a leader in providing the necessary training and retraining to countless individuals in our community so they can get meaningful positions with a living-wage salary that allows them to support their families.
Hosted by Lakewood residents Bill and Gwen Young and chaired by Bart and Barb Dalton, this event is a reflection that citizens care and are making investments to ensure our community prospers despite the current economic climate.
The faculty and staff at CPTC realize that Holiday House is critical to ensuring gifts for children and families in need but also a reflection that others believe in their ability to succeed. Clover Park Technical College Foundation is dedicated to ensuring students have the opportunity to fulfill their educational and career dreams. Community and technical colleges provide 80 percent of all middle-skilled employment training in Washington; auto mechanics, health care, transportation and science technology.