Join us for a day of fun and fundraising for McKinley Elementary School! Our Spring Fundraiser (previously called the Spring Gala & Auction) is taking place on Saturday,April 29, 2023, and we’re excited to announce that this year’s event will be a scavenger hunt. The hunt will take you on a 1-2 mile journey through the neighborhood, with clues and challenges designed to engage elementary age participants. And, if you’re feeling extra creative, we encourage you to come dressed up as your favorite mythical creature!

Teams can register now for only $60 (up to four adults and unlimited kids) through April 23, with prices going up to $70/team starting on April 24. Make sure to buy your tickets soon at

But that’s not all. Our Spring Fundraiser also includes an online auction, starting at 7 pm on April 29th. Stay tuned for more details on the Gala Bid website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks at some of the incredible items up for grabs. Don’t miss out on a fun-filled day of supporting our local school! Follow us now on social media: FB: @McKinleyElementarySpringGala Instagram: @mckinleysgala

Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are on sale NOW for the Mythical Creatures Scavenger Hunt to support the McKinley Spring Fundraiser.

Gather your fellowship of unicorns, griffins, ogres, fairies, and more to embark upon a truly noble quest to save McKinley from an evil spell. You will need to follow the clues to collect the ingredients needed to create a special potion to break the spell.

When: Saturday, April 29th. The Scavenger Hunt start window is from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Your team can start anytime between these hours.

Where: Starting Point is at McKinley Elementary School

How Long: The scavenger hunt should take about 1-2 hours to complete and will cover a distance of 1-2 miles

How Difficult: The clues and game are designed to support our elementary age participants!

Attire: Costumes for MYTHICAL CREATURES are HIGHLY encouraged, but not required

Cost: $60/team (up to four adults and unlimited kids) through April 23. $70/team starting April 24.

Buy your tickets now at

Don’t forget our Online Auction will also take place on April 29th starting at 7 pm. Check back on the Gala Bid website soon for more details on the auction and follow us on Facebook or Instagram for sneak peaks at some of the auction items.
FB: @McKinleyElementarySpringGala
Instagram: @mckinleysgala

Auction Items & Donations

Each year, we are able to auction a variety of different items, including class projects, teacher features and contributions from neighborhood small businesses, such as restaurants, salons, museums, etc. The committee is grateful for any contribution and requests details be provided in the online donation form located at: Auction Donation Form

Auction Items can take many forms and we welcome your creative ideas! If you think you have something to offer but aren’t sure, contact the Gala Committee before you submit a donation in the form.

Follow Us

We promote auction items on the Spring Fundraiser Social Media pages to garner interest & spotlight generous contributors. It’s an opportunity to get an inside look at what will be available at the auction.  We also post about the fun things we are doing to plan the event to engage our followers. Click on your preferred social media page to start following our progress.

Event Volunteers

This event, like all things McKinley, is volunteer led. Interested in volunteering? Contact the Gala Committee:

Page updated April 28, 2023