Record Breaking iNight
Sunday 27 August 2017 Mountain View Adventist College held its annual iNight Food Festival and Concert. The night is the College’s largest fundraising event of the year. This year was a record breaking year with the night raising $11,348. All funds raised on the night go towards the Year 11 Mission Trip with this year’s group going to Vanuatu.
We were blessed with a wide variety of food items from a range of cultures, which were enjoyed by over 650 people attending the night. We were privileged to have 16 items performed by students, their families and friends, which did not disappoint. One of the performances raised over $1,100 alone!
“This year’s performances were excellent! This was one of the best iNights that we have seen” one iNight goer commented. “The iNights never fail to deliver, they are just so much fun.”
“We’ve been holding these iNights for years” Mrs Jenny Gibbons, College Principal said, “and this was one of the best. I am constantly amazed at the talent that we have amongst out student base and the broader College community. Tonight was just a pleasure to watch and I am just so proud of everyone who participated in the performances and those who helped put the event together.”
Mr Craig Dwyer, College Business Manager commented “This was the second iNight that I have attended and I am in awe of the way that the College community – students, teachers, families and friends, pull together to put on such a great event and to raise so much money for the mission trip”.
The Year 11 Mission trip is designed to have the students experience service to others and the difference that it can make in other people’s lives and their own. During these trips, students are involved in completing some general maintenance tasks including painting, cleaning, digging trenches and the like as well as running activities and games with the local children. The mission trip touches each student differently, but what is noticeable is a change in their perspective on various life matters.
We would like to thank Mr Steve Erceg and Miss Caroline Nooroa for their efforts in putting together the iNight. They have both worked for many weeks in arranging the night. Of course, they could not have done such a wonderful job without the support of the staff, students, families and friends who contributed. We would like to thank everyone who helped out in whatever form and those who attended and donated so generously in making this our biggest iNight ever.