What you need to know about

Noche de Carnaval

Dinner & Auction

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Noche de Carnaval Gala Auction

The Ridgewood Elementary PTA's Gala Auction "Noche de Carnaval" ia a main fundraiser hosted every other year.  The PTA sponsors this event in order to raise funds to cover the costs of our children's education which are not covered by the Kent School District and Washington State.  For example, the State and District funds do not cover Art, library books, field trips, and inadequately fund science, music and Physical Education.  Money raised at the Auction is critical to help fund these gaps.



Who Can Attend

This event is for Adults Only.  Ridgewood Families, Grandparents, Friends, Neighbors, Ridgewood Staff members and the local community is invited.

We have a limited amount of tickets, and they are selling fast, get yours before their gone.

When & Where is the Auction

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Fairwood Golf and Country Club

5:30 PM


What is the Schedule for the Event

5:30 Doors Open
5:30 - 7:00   Silent Auction, Drinks, Games, Entertainment & Photobooth
7:15 - 9:30   Dinner, Dessert Dash & Live Auction
9:30 - 11:00 Dancing

What should I wear?

The auction is a great excuse to get dressed up and have fun with other Ridgewood parents, teachers & families.  Our theme this year is Noche de Carnaval, which is inspired by the bright and beautiful colors of RIO.  We encourage colors and costumes but our official look for this year is called "Cocktail Masquarade", so be creative and we cant wait to see you there.   Fairwood golf and Country club does ask that you do not wear Jeans.

What going on at the  Gala?

Of course there's the silent and live auction, but we have a few more surprises for you. ... We hope you like wine because we are going to have a wine pull.  And of course we will have a 50/50 raffle.


We get Dinner ... what about Dessert?

After dinner we will host a dessert dash.  During this fun event, each table of guests will decide how much they'll spend for their choice of a lovely array of desserts.  The table with the highest bid gets first chance at dashing to the dessert table and claiming the dessert of their choice!  More details will be available at the event ... bring your sweet tooth!



Is there Dancing?

Absolutely!  Finish off this amazing evening cutting the rug!  We have a celebrity dad DJ mixing some sounds to get your feet moving.  


Will all of the items be expensive?

No, there is an array of items ranging in prices.



How do I get an Auction catalog?

If you bought a ticket for the Auction, you will have a packet waiting for you at the auction containing your catalog.


If I don't plan to spend a lot of money, should I still attend?

YES! Everyone in the Ridgewood community is encouraged to attend.  It will be a fun evening with old and new friends whether you spend a lot of money or not.  This is a perfect opportunity to build our Ridgewood community and show support for our school.  If you would rather volunteer to help that evening by working the auction, this is also a way to support the school.  We will provide a dinner and bid numbers to our volunteers just in case something really catches your eye.  Check out our Auction SignUp Genius if this might be o interest to you.


What do I get with my tickets?

For  $55, you get a Sit Down Dinner, Mask, Entrance to the Silent and Live Auction, Photo and Dancing.



I really want to attend but I cannot afford tickets ...

We understand the auction tickets is an expense that not everyone can afford and that's okay.  We are offering our Event volunteers dinner and a bid number so they can still partake in the fun.  Just sign up online Auction SignUp Genius



If I cannot attend, are there other ways to help?

Yes, of course!  Even if you cannot attend the auction, you can still make an online donation to support Ridgewood Elementary.



Who do I contact if I have more questions?


Fine Print

  • All sales are final; there is no return policy.  Items sold during any of the auctions come with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied.
  • Ridgewood PTA will not assume any responsibility for any unforeseen damage.
  • All donations are non-refundable.
  • Please consult your tax advisor regarding the amount of any available charitable deduction.