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Friday, February 9, 2018

Fort Thomas Education Foundation Annual Dance: GLOW

Are you ready to GLOW?

On Saturday March 3, 2018, the Fort Thomas Education Foundation (FTEF) will be hosting their 15th annual dance at the Community Center (Mess Hall) in Tower Park in Fort Thomas from 8 p.m. to midnight and the theme this year is “GLOW”.  Every year, this party features rocking music, creative costumes, an awesome party, and raises more than $50,000 for the FTEF, money which then goes to support the Fort Thomas Independent School District through an annual grant process.

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And in celebration of the 15th year, FTEF is running a ticket price discount for tickets purchased prior to February 15th: buy one regular priced dance ticket ($45) and receive the second ticket for only $15.  After February 15th, tickets revert to $45 each. What better Valentine to give your glowing sweetheart than a ticket to the GLOW dance?

This year, the Mess Hall will be decked out in black lights and glow sticks and the bar will be stocked with assorted beers and specialty (GLOWing) drinks.  The live band, The Sly Band, will be jamming all night long with much of Fort Thomas dancing along.  Costumes are highly encouraged and usually quite creative.  Just wait to see what this author and her husband will be wearing (writer’s note: I co-chair the dance committee along with Laura Meier, Executive Director of the Fort Thomas Education Foundation, so my objectivity is highly suspect).

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The mission of the FTEF is to “support the educational excellence of the public schools” by providing “funds beyond the operating budget for educational programs and activities for students and staff,” per the FTEF website (  The monies raised at this dance go directly toward supporting that mission and, in the past, the FTEF has funded musical instruments, 3D printers, robotics, and many other programs as well as raising $11M in capital campaign funds toward the renovated Highlands High School.  At the dance, there will also be a silent auction with fantastic prize packages to win to help raise money.

Tickets can be bought through the Fort Thomas Independent Schools District Office or at and include appetizers, music, dancing, and entrance into the silent auction area.  Drink tickets can be bought for only $4 each at the door.

So, come for the fun, come for the philanthropy, come for the friends, or come for the photo ops, but whatever the reason, be sure to come. And be sure to GLOW!  See everyone Saturday, March 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight!

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