Taste of Ballston Spa 2017

Taste of Ballston Spa Raises more than $6K

Taste of Ballston Spa 2017

More than $6,000 were raised at this year’s Taste of Ballston Spa fundraiser, which was held Monday, April 3, at Ballston Spa High School./Photo provided.

BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa Education Foundation held its annual fundraiser this month, giving attendees a chance to sample food from some of the area’s most popular eateries.

The foundation held its annual Taste of Ballston Spa fundraiser Monday, April 3, at the Ballston Spa High School.  Over 175 people attended and helped raise over $6,000.  All proceeds from the event support enrichment projects in the Ballston Spa schools.

Participating restaurants and food vendors included Henry’s Irish Tavern, Lily and the Rose Catering, Saratoga Chocolate Co., Local 388 Burger Bar, Sunset Cafe, Pizza Works, Ripe Tomato American Grille, Front St. Deli, Next Door Kitchen and Bar, Alaturco, and Dunning Street Station.More than $1,000 was raised through a drawing which featured over 25 items that were donated by additional area businesses and community members.

Students in the district’s IB Visual Arts Program displayed their art projects for all to view. Displays from past grant recipients were also on exhibit at the event, including information and demonstrations by the Ballston Spa High School’s Robotics team. .

The foundation is now holding a drawing for a five night stay for two in Dublin, Ireland. The tickets are $30 a piece or four for $100. Tickets are available via any foundation board member or via email at

[email protected] The winner will be drawn Friday, May 5 at the First Friday event in Ballston Spa.

The Ballston Spa Education Foundation raises and distributes funds for educators to enhance the educational experience of students in grades K-12.  Since 1996, the volunteer driven, non-profit foundation has awarded more than $330,000 in grants directly to Ballston Spa public school teachers.

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