In case you haven't heard the band lately, Redwood really rocks!
Things are really going to get shaking Saturday with the Redwood Rocks fundraiser, organized by the Redwood High School Foundation. President Mark Hutchinson is hoping the gala evening will raise $20,000-$50,000 for school arts and music programs, athletics and more.
The evening is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. at the Corte Madera Recreation Center. Admission is $100 per person in advance or $110 at the door.
"The mission of the foundation is to raise money for the school and, secondly, to develop a sense of community among the families," Hutchinson said. "I hope and expect this event do both those things. Redwood Rocks provides a venue for families to come together, have fun and create a sense of community. At the same time, we'll raise money for our children and build awareness of the school."
The aim of the fundraiser is to generate funds for teacher and student needs that are not covered by regular school allocations and tax revenue. The money will be distributed by the foundation.
The foundation is working to pull together funding for the construction of a parking lot for bicycles on campus, which could be desperately needed when Doherty Drive is eventually shut down for repairs. The construction on Doherty outside the school will force students and parents to find alternate routes to campus.
"The school doesn't have a good bike parking area right now," Hutchinson said. He's working with county agencies and other groups to secure funding for the project as part of a green initiative.
Saturday's event will include live music by Lucky Drive, dancing, silent and live auctions, food catered by Brick & Bottle and Nothing Bundt Cakes, and more.