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Enjoy a libation, support education

by DEVIN WEEKS
Staff Writer | February 26, 2024 1:06 AM

In the 26 years since its inception, the Wine, Stein and Dine event has awarded over $700,000 in grant funds to benefit students in the Post Falls School District.

Kevin Hauck, athletic director for River City Middle School, said Wine, Stein and Dine grant money provides opportunities for teachers to acquire items that are normally outside their traditional funding sources.

"For me, it was a chance to upgrade some of the shop equipment, as well as acquire some new shop tools," Hauck said Wednesday. "It also allowed me to upgrade cameras for the yearbook staff to use in journalism/yearbook class. These cameras helped out in producing a quality yearbook for the students to enjoy for many years."

More than 85 wineries, microbreweries and restaurants will have offerings aplenty at the 2024 Wine, Stein and Dine event, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Jacklin Building at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Funds raised at the event will benefit the Post Falls Education Foundation, which supports teachers and students in Post Falls.

"Teachers can write grants for up to $650," said Anna Wilson, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Programs. "Sometimes teachers write multiple grants for multiple projects, or their grant requests exceed the $650 amount, and they are partially funded — the school funds the remainder."

Admission is $45 per person. Attendees must be at least 21.

Tickets and info: pfefwsd.org

    River City Middle School seventh grader Reese Reardon works with a miter saw that was purchased with grant funds raised at the Post Falls Education Foundation's Wine, Stein and Dine event. This year's Wine, Stein and Dine is Saturday.