OPEF's Staszak 25th Anniversary Gala on April 12 features WTTW show host and Oak Parker as emcee

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By Community Editor

COURTESY OF DEB ABRAHAMSON
 
Tickets are going fast for the Oak Park Education Foundation's Staszak 25th Anniversary Gala! All are welcome on Saturday, April 12, for a highly entertaining evening that raises funds for OPEF's innovative enrichment programs for all Oak Park K-8th graders.
 
Mark Bazer, Oak Park resident, host/creator of the live talk show "The Interview Show" and co-host of the upcoming WTTW show "My Chicago," will be the evening's emcee and auctioneer.
 
Unique live and silent auction items include tickets to Lady Gaga, Billy Joel and Katy Perry, Bears & college games, gourmet dinner parties and home cooked & delivered meals, vacation home stays, hands-on art and science parties, VIP tours, Chris Ware print, Girl Scouts planting your spring bulbs and much, much more!
 
This year's raffle prize is a Double Magnum of Wine Spectator's 2013 Wine of the Year, which retails for $699. Raffle tickets only $20 each or three for $50. Need not be present to win!  
 
Open bar...carving stations...lots of seating but no assigned seats...For more information, Gala and/or raffle tickets, go to opef.org/staszak.
 
The evening's Presenting Sponsor is the Marion Street Cheese Market, with Community Sponsor is the Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest.
 
The Oak Park Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1989 to bring hands-on, innovative educational programs into District 97 classrooms, free of charge to all students during the school year and. Its award-winning programs include: Architecture Adventure, Art Start, Geared up, Science Alliance and VEX Robotics. OPEF also runs BASE Camp in summer and on school holidays, with exciting enrichment programs for children from any school.

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