Baumholder readies for annual Buc Night
Buc Night is a fun-filled, carnival-like event May 13 for everybody featuring food, games, raffles for high ticket items like iPads, cake auction, home-town basket auction, music and live performances.
The high school’s annual scholarship fundraiser celebrates its 24th birthday at the Baumholder Middle/High School beginning at 5 p.m.
For more than two decades, Buc Night has been helping graduating seniors with their college expenses. All proceeds from Buc Night benefit high school seniors who elect to continue their education and who have already been accepted into an institution of higher learning such as a college or trade school.
“For many of the seniors, the support from the Baumholder community is an important financial boost,” said CPT Carey Amos, one of the event coordinators with the school’s Parent Teacher Organization. “Buc Night is unique to Baumholder. No other military community in U.S. Army Europe has anything quite like Buc Night.”
The biggest source of the fundraising has traditionally come from the baskets to be auctioned off. These baskets are created by the military units in the community and by private organizations and merchants that support the Baumholder military.
“The baskets are only baskets in name,” added Amos. “These themed baskets often fetch upwards of $1,000 each at the live auction.”
Examples of past themed baskets include an antique schrank filled with porcelain; a kayak that was filled with all kinds of kayaking equipment; a baby crib filled with everything needed for a child’s nursery; a big tub full of 100 brands of beer; a barbecue grill with picnic bench and grilling accessories; a baker’s rack full of polish pottery; a Tuscany/Italian theme basket that included a bistro table, chairs and a wine hutch; and a wooden chest filled with board games for game night.
“Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun,” said Amos.
For more information contact Carey Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org.