What: The biggest fundraiser - and “friendraiser” - of the year!

It’s a new year, new school, and a new old name!  The Blue Heron Bash (formerly the Soirée) is a fun, adults-only evening of good conversation, games, friendly bidding competition, appetizers, and drinks.

When: Saturday, March 23, 6-10 PM

Where: Great River School Peace Hall (Gymnacafetorium)

Who: Adult (21+) friends of Great River School (You!) Fancy or casual attire are equally welcome.

Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door (general admission); more ticket levels & sponsorship packages available.  

Mark your calendars now!

You don't want to miss this. By attending the Blue Heron Bash, you are supporting GRS!


How can I get involved?

An amazing team of volunteers is what makes this event happen! Volunteering is one of the best ways to meet & connect with other families at school.  There are lots of ways you can help: serve on a planning committee, collect donations, host a Great Gathering, help set up on the day of the event, staff one of the fun activities at the event like the Wine Pull and more!  (And, this helps to fulfill your family’s requested 20 annual volunteer hours!)

What is a Great Gathering?

Great Gatherings are events hosted by GRS families. The host sets the event, date, time, and location. Each event has a set number of participants–some are adults-only, some are for families, and others geared for specific age groups. Some past Gatherings have been brewery tours, theme dinners, jewelry making, game nights, and cooking classes. Hosting a Gathering is a fantastic and fun way to support GRS!  You don't have to attend the Extravaganza to sign up for Great Gatherings, but it is your first chance to sign up and many sell out quickly. Click here to see previous Great Gatherings from 2018.

Do I need to stay for the entire evening?

We would love it if you could!  It’s easy for you to participate even if you can’t!

Can I pay with credit card / cash / check?

Yes, yes, and yes! We accept all major credit cards, cash and checks.  

*Cash is required for all games of chance (including wine/growler pull) so plan ahead.*

Is childcare available?

We are happy to be able to offer childcare for a fee at school this year.  

Who do I contact for more information?

Email blueheronbash@greatriverschool.org