Get Holiday Decorating Ideas at 220 Foundation Ladies Night Out

Foundation raises funds for enhanced initiatives not covered by tax dollars.


Get some Christmas decorating ideas, enjoy a glass of wine and help the District 220 Educational Foundation raise funds.

The foundation will hold its first ever Ladies Night Out Holiday Fundraiser, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Treetime Christmas Creations, 22N102 Pepper Rd. in Lake Barrington.

“This is meant to be a little get-together with holiday decorating ideas, very casual,” said Deanna Griffin, public relations chair of the foundation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to mill about the Christmas shop while munching on appetizers and enjoying wine, Griffin said.

Treetime Christmas Creations has a 50,000-square-foot showroom loaded with more than 200 artificial Christmas, winter displays, ornaments, gifts, wreaths and garlands.

Tickets for the event are $35 can be purchased online by going to www.220foundation.org, and clicking on the “Purchase Tickets” link.

“All the money goes into the foundation and every year we name several projects," Griffin said.

This year’s Barrington 220 projects include:

  • Barrington High School Project Lead the Way – The foundation funds supplies and equipment for this nationally recognized pre-engineering curriculum at BHS.
  • Barrington Middle School Interactive Cameras—The foundation is aiming to complete installation of high-tech cameras in every classroom. Griffin describes the cameras as high-tech overhead projectors.
  • Elementary and Early Childhood Second Step Curriculum – The foundation purchases curriculum for this social and emotional learning program.

The District 220 Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to “bringing more to the classroom” by helping to fund initiatives not supported by tax dollars.   The Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million to enhance education in the community through its 11 years of existence.  


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