Iron Chefs to face off at annual fundraiser on Feb. 3

2016-Iron-Chef-Facebook-BParents, students and members of the community are cordially invited to attend the Fourth Annual Iron Chef Free-Lake fundraiser on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Freetown-Lakeville Middle School cafeteria. Members of the Freetown-Lakeville regional school district’s administrative team and the regional school committee will go head to head and serve up their signature dishes, while attendees enjoy great food and vote for the next Iron Chef.

The event is open to families with children of all ages. With a fun, casual atmosphere, people can arrive any time during the event, taste samples from each of the chefs and cast their vote for a favorite dish. The next Iron Chef will be announced at the end of the evening.

Tickets are available at the door the evening of the event for a suggested donation of $10 adult / $5 student. Tax-deductible donations benefit the Freetown-Lakeville Education Foundation (FLEF), to support academic programs and extracurricular experiences in the Freetown-Lakeville regional school district. For advance tickets, please visit the FLEF table at the Annual WinterFest celebration, Sunday, January 31 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Ted Williams Camp in Lakeville, or contact FLEF directly at info@freelakefoundation.org.

Iron Chef Free-Lake is the brainchild of former school committee member David Davenport, who organized the first event in 2012 as a unique and fun way for students and families to get to know their school principals, administrative team and school committee members in an informal setting. Davenport will be returning this year to compete with fellow school committee alumni David Goodfellow, who won the first Iron Chef title.

“We applaud this dedicated team of educators for their strong support of our schools,” said Aaron Burke, FLEF Board Chair and Lakeville parent. “Through donations and fundraising events like this, FLEF is able to fund programs here in our own schools. This school year we were able to support almost $5,000 in grants, from classroom reading and math materials, to science presentations, to new technology.”

The Freetown-Lakeville Education Foundation is an independent foundation focused on enhancing the quality of education in Freetown and Lakeville schools. Through ongoing philanthropic efforts, the foundation raises funds to finance projects that go beyond those normally supported by local, state and federal funding.  FLEF is a fund of the Commu­nity Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, which is a 501 (c)3, tax-ex­empt, public charity that provides professional support and fiscal oversight to the foundation and gives donors peace of mind that their funds are being managed professionally. All contributions to FLEF are tax deductible.