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Cash party for Breckenridge Montessori

Kathryn Corazzelli
summit daily news

To help raise money for operating costs, administrators at Breckenridge Montessori are throwing a fundraiser next month filled with dinner, dancing and the chance to win $10,000.

There are currently 22 students – aged two-and-a-half to seven – at the small, nonprofit school. It operates under the Montessori method, which encourages order, concentration, coordination and independence in children. Teachers act as “guides,” and emphasize social interaction and education of the child’s whole personality, as opposed to teaching a few set subjects.

School director Sara Wilkins said the school usually operates off of grants and proceeds from smaller events, but this is the first big fundraiser for the school, which opened in 2006.

“This is the first time we’ve tried this, and we’re hoping it will be a huge success and a lot of fun,” she said.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 4 from 6-9 p.m. at Beaver Run Resort. Tickets are $100, and include admission and dinner for two. Live music will be provided by local bluegrass band, The Pine Beatles, and dinner is being supplied by Beaver Run. There will be a cash bar.

Tickets will be drawn from a bin throughout the night, and every tenth ticket will win a prize. Donated prizes include: Epic ski passes, an Arapahoe Basin pass, a half-day of rafting from Kodi Rafting and a 12-punch pass to the Breckenridge Recreation Center. The end-of-the-night grand prize is the $10,000, which is coming out of ticket sales.

“People have a one-in-10 chance of winning a really cool prize,” Wilkins said.

Wilkins said they are only selling 300 tickets to the event, and the ticket-holder doesn’t have to be present to win. She also said people can split the cost of a ticket among friends or co-workers.

“You can split it with 10 friends, and you can each win $1,000,” she said.

Wilkins said the she hopes to raise $12,000 for the school’s operating costs. She said parents have been amazing in helping sell tickets, find raffle prizes and planning the event.

“I’m excited, I think it’s going to be really fun,” she said.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, call (970) 547-7661 or go to

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