Inaugural Wine n Deep Fry

The Sandbox Foundation held its inaugural fundraising event on Saturday, April 16th.  The fundraiser was a “Wine and Deep Fry Party”, with guests donating two bottles of wine.  The first bottle was uncorked and served during the party and the second was sold in a silent auction.

Food Prep

Food Prep

Executive Chef John Borso

Friers Loaded

Friers Loaded

Wine is best, when

Wine is best, when

Gobble Gobble

Gobble Gobble

Other fried foods included: Twinkies, White Castles, Snicker Bars, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Beans and Coconut Shrimp

The Wine Auction Begins

The Wine Auction Begins

Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage

A Discussion of Purpose

A Discussion of Purpose

A Gathering of Friends

A Gathering of Friends

1st Scholarship Recipients: Adam Frost & Maream Nori

1st Scholarship Recipients: Adam Frost & Maream Nori

The Board and Recipients

The Board and Recipients

Pastor Jeff Draeger, Adam Frost, Maream Nori, Rock and Cheryl Kuchenmeister

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A variety of deep fried foods including Turkey, Shrimp, Cauliflower, Mushrooms and some unusual fried treats like; Twinkies, White Castle Burgers, Oreo’s and Snicker Bars lead guests on a tasting tour.

Foundation advisors presented their first two Scholarships to: Adam Frost (Wayne Scholarship) and Maream Nori (Continuing Scholarship) during the event.  A second 2016 Continuing Scholarship will be awarded to Jacob Boyd, who could not be present.  Two more scholarships (Inspiration and Barbara Faye) have been selected for 2016 and will be announced during the Romeo High School Honors Night, scheduled for May 17th.

Sandbox Foundation prepares for Inaugural Event

Advisor/Source newspaper reports on the foundation’s preparation for it’s inaugural fundraising event to be held on April 16th.  The event will be a “Wine and Deep Fry Party”, where guests are asked to donate two bottles of wine.  The first bottle to be served and the second will be sold at auction.  Guest will be served a variety of unusual deep fried food samples.  Desert will include a selection of chocolate fondue delicacies.

Click here to read more about the event in the Advisor/Source news article.Advisor-Source Announcement

Foundation advisors, Rock and Cheryl Kuchenmeister, along with Pastor Jeff Draeger (Our Redeemer Lutheran Church) will announce three recipients of the foundation’s annual grants during the party.  Two additional grants will be awarded during the annual RHS Honors night, scheduled for May 17th.  The foundation was formed in late 2015 and had intended to award four grants each year.  After reviewing this year’s submissions, the advisors elected to grant a fifth scholarship in its inaugural year