Gala Sneak Peek

The Lakes & Bridges Fundraising Gala, “Unmasking Dyslexia,” will take place on Saturday, February 9. The event is sold out – but you won’t want to miss the opportunity to bid on some amazing auction items. So find a friend who is attending the event and ask them to bid for you! Secure a wonderful gift while also support the school.

Here’s a sneak peek at the Live Auction items for the Gala:

One week’s stay in Downtown Charleston

The Church Street Inn

177 Church Street in Charleston, S.C.

Courtesy of Jamie & Wendy Gillespie

June 23-30, 2019

This luxurious 2-bedroom, 2-story townhouse located in downtown Charleston has a fully equipped kitchen and living area downstairs and comfortable bedrooms with city views upstairs.

Cozy mountain getaway weekend in Cashiers

Cashiers, N.C.

Courtesy of Nancy Tompkins

Knotty Pine is in the beautiful gated community of High Meadows.

The house is spacious, including a carport and large patio.

On the main floor is a living area with a stone fireplace, a sunroom with an additional fireplace, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and a dining room.

Off the dining and family rooms is a large deck with comfortable seating including rockers where you can enjoy a view of Terrapin Mountain. Also on the main floor are the master bedroom and bath. The second floor has two guest bedrooms with baths off each bedroom. On the lower floor is a media room with a large screen T.V. In addition, there is a fourth bedroom with bath and a large bunk room with three sets of bunks. A laundry room with a washer/dryer completes the lower floor. All bedrooms include king size beds. You can contact the owners to find an available weekend anytime between now and late spring.

One-year Family Membership at the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville

Valid until February 2020

More than “just a gym,” the YMCA offers classes and programs for every member of the family. A membership offers access to pools, group fitness programs, discounts for sports and summer camps, and so much more.

Value: $828

Autographed Clemson football

This official football has been signed by members of the 2018 National Championship team. Go Tigers!

DJ Package

Courtesy of DJ Gene Blythe

This package includes lighting for dance floor and uplighting, and a playlist of your choice. Enjoy the DJ for up to a 4 hours for weddings, corporate events, Sweet Sixteen Parties or retirement.

Value: $1000

A mini Labradoodle puppy

Courtesy of Doodle Alliance

Born in December, this mini Labradoodle will be 15-30 lbs when fully grown. The

puppy will be up-to-date on shots and dewormer, with vet records at the time of pick up. The Doodle parents are DNA-tested through Paw Prints Genetics to rule out any and every genetic disease commonly known to their breed.

Value: $1500-2100

“Principal for the Day” with Mrs. Bishop

Spend a day with Mrs. Bishop running the school, and see what life is really like at Lakes & Bridges. Help with the car line duty in the morning, enjoy classroom walkthroughs, send some emails, attend administration meetings, then help with car line duty in the afternoon. Day runs 7:45 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

“First in Line” Afternoon Car Line Pass

No matter when you arrive at school, with this pass you can move to the front of the line during afternoon pickup. Make your afternoons easier and less stressful this semester.

If you are interested in any of these items and will not be at the gala, either find an attendee to bid on your behalf (the attendee must be present to do so), or contact Claiborne Linvill at to request a proxy bid.

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