Auction set to help raise money for school clusters

SUWANEE - More than 400 guests are expected at the North Gwinnett Schools Foundation's annual dinner and auction Saturday at Bear's Best Suwanee.

The Big T' Do, sponsored by Suwanee Dental Care, is the foundation's sole fundraiser. Last year, the event raised $84,000.

More than 100 items have been donated and will be available for bidding at the Big T' Do. Among the items are exotic vacations in Turks and Caicos and Las Ventañas del Mar in Costa Rica, golf lessons with a PGA professional, fishing trips, a duck-hunting excursion, game tickets and passes to the 2010 Daytona 500 NASCAR race.

Other auction items include an opportunity to be a high school cheerleader or football coach for a day, braces and teeth whitening, art and jewelry, a flat panel TV, services, outdoor fire pit and signed memorabilia.

Proceeds raised at the 2009 Big T' Do will support schools in the North Gwinnett cluster as well as those in the future Lanier cluster. Established in 2001, the North Gwinnett Schools Foundation has provided more than $225,000 for grants and scholarships to teachers and students at the 10 public schools in the North Gwinnett cluster.

For more information, visit www.northgwinnettschoolsfoundation.org.