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Red & Black Affair Raises Funds for the Future

The 9th Annual Red & Black Affair was a great success! With over 525 guests attending, it was another sold-out event, and we can't thank you enough for helping it succeed!

This event was started in 2009 as a way to bring alumni together for a time of celebration and to raise funds for special projects. The event has grown to a party with a purpose that serves not just alumni in the area, but all those who wish to support the projects of the Jackson R-2 School District and Foundation. Ticket sell out months in advance of the date.

The Red & Black Affair is held in Jackson at the Jackson Civic Center.  Live music by local bands is always an attraction for those that attend. The food is centered around Jackson businesses and traditions. Dinner is catered by Tractors and specialty desserts created by Ralph Wiley.

Proceeds from the event support projects such as the Teaching & Learning program, which supplies classroom grants to teachers to further instruction and expand educational opportunities. Grants also provide items that enhance technology in the classroom, such as programmable robots, 3D printers and iPads.

Money to support the elementary music education program through the purchase of instruments such as drums and ukuleles and providing field trips to hear area performances were made possible through the Teaching & Learning grant program. Grants that support the Agricultural & Industrial Arts program have also been received thanks to proceeds from the Red & Black Affair.

Again, thanks for your continued support of this fun and productive event. Save the date for next year (February 2), and we'll see YOU at the Red & Black Affair!

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