The 17th Annual Elegant Evening, held on April 26, is the sole fundraiser for the Camdenton R-III School District Education Foundation, Inc. The foundation raises funds for student scholarships, Outstanding Student Awards, educator scholarships, and Classroom Impact Grants. It is a unique event that features many of the district’s programs and students.

“There’s something for everyone,” said Evangeline Reed, lake area resident. “There were so many excellent students who cooperated to put on this amazing event,” she continued.

The 17th Annual Elegant Evening, held on April 26, is the sole fundraiser for the Camdenton R-III School District Education Foundation, Inc. The foundation raises funds for student scholarships, Outstanding Student Awards, educator scholarships, and Classroom Impact Grants. It is a unique event that features many of the district’s programs and students.

Event attendees were greeted outside the Camdenton high school with fresh flowers plus, a life-size, steer topiary all grown by the agriculture class from Lake Career and Technical Center. Once inside, the attendees entered a gallery of fine art from Camdenton students. Students were on hand to share their experiences and creative ideas about their work.

The FIRST LASER Robotics and Science Research students showcased their many recent accomplishments as well.

A large, 20’ by 30’, 3-D piece of art was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. The evening’s entertainment featured thetalents of the LAKER Jazz Band, live art demonstrations, and a video designed by the Camdenton School Television Network class. Attendees were also entertained with performances by the International Baccalaureate Theater Students and a humorous interpretation.

Culinary arts students from Lake Career and Technical Center hosted an elegant four-course meal in conjunction with the Camdenton Lake Student Nutrition Services.

A highlight of the evening was the induction of Nondas Bogart and Dr. John Wesley Bearden (posthumously) into the Foundation’s Hall of Leaders. 

Throughout the event,  students assisted guests as they themselves added their own artist flair to another large art piece, contributing to a cascade of colors flowing from a paint can with the quote of Flora Edwards, “In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”

Photos and many more details about Elegant Evening, the foundation, plus how to donate can be found at https://www.camdentonschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1032749&type=d&pREC_ID=1342895