Spring Valley Academy hosted the most wonderful auction ---"The Jolly Holiday Gala" held at the Mandalay Ballroom on Sunday, March 8, 2015 beginning at four-thirty in the evening. The school received over $335,000 and of that total, more than $60,000 was raised for student aid with the remainder earmarked for our new chapel/auditorium fund. This year's Gala Auction featured a Mary Poppins theme complete with music, dinner, live and silent auctions. Over 350 were in attendance for this year's event made possible by the following sponsors:
The Kettering Health Network, The Spring Valley Fund (Dr. Warren & Carol Muth), and David & Carolyn Jimenez
Mills Family Foundation - Bob & Barbara Mills
Danis Building Construction, Kettering Anesthesia Associates, Tom & Sandy Peebles, Frank & Carmen Perez,Steve R. Rauch, Inc.
Dechert LLP - Nathan Hoffman, Dr. David & Diane Doucette, Economy Linen, Roy & Susan Haines,HER Realty - Mike & Peggy Peebles, Dann & Elaine Hotelling, Kettering Credit Union, Kettering Irrigation, Merrill-Lynch -- John Jervis, Dr. Steve & Becky Schmidt, Soin/Green Medical Centers, Randy & Bonnie Tanguay, Russ & Judy Wetherell
C.H. Dean, Dr. Karl & Diana Kellawan, Life & Health, Re/Max Realty - Stan Haper, Thompson Hine
Burke Orthodontics, Dale & Carolyn Creech, First National Bank, Phil & Donna Parker, Colin & Courtney Perry, Ruetschle Architects, Inc., Sibcy Cline - Sherri Hobstetter, Rick & Vicki Swetnam
Kroger's - Centerville, Select Signs - Jon Cowell, Siebenthaler's
The Jolly Holiday musical performance was under the direction of Colette Carr and accompanied by Dale Creech on keyboard. The cast included: Mary Poppins - Greta Shull; Bert- Steve Schmidt; Mr. & Mrs. Banks - Dale Creech & Debbie Hass; Jane & Michael Banks - Megan Shull & Nicholas Whitmill; Uncle Albert - Jarrod McNaughton; Bird Lady - Pam McCartney; Katie Nana - Judy Cambigue; Ellen - Richa Stevens; Mrs. Brill - Cherie Haffner; Admiral Boom - Phil Parker; Mr. Binnacle - Darren Wilkins; Constable Jones - Steve Chavez; Mrs. Corry - Christine Casson; Bankers - Steve Babienco, Winston Baldwin, Eric Beavon, Wayde Colquhoun, Dan Stevens; Chimey Sweeps - Aaron Jobson, Zach Johnson, Zach Macomber; Penguins - Jim & Trixie Johnson
Special thanks goes to all those who demonstrated their support through their talent, time and financial contributions toward the success of our Gala Auction. This event was much more than dollars raised. It was about a community of people making a statement of their belief in the mission of this school. It was about investing in young and making Christian education accessible to all. It was about a community unifying around a bold vision. Finally, it was just a very memorable evening and a ton of fun!
I am so grateful to Sandy Peebles who dreamt up a wonderful theme and gave heart and soul to bring it to life. Planning committee chair, Frank Perez, provdided invaluable leadership for the team! Big thanks to the cast members that provided entertainment. Not to be forgotten are the major sponsors, auction item donors, and all bidders. All these folks played a part in a big evening for SVA and its students. We are very blessed! - Principal Darren Wilkins