Fairlands PTA held it's first gala and auction at the Pleasanton Hilton on September 29, 2012 to help raise money for their school.
According to Marilyn Weinstein of Pleasanton, Fairlands Elementary has been called the "little school that couldn't."
Weinstein said 240 people from the Fairlands community attended the fundraiser and helped to raise over $85,000.
At the beginning of the gala, Weinstein said they played a YouTube video they created using new lyrics to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" song of kids from Fairlands singing and imploring the guests to "bid big, maybe?"
"It's [the video] Fairland's own Carly Rae set up. Three local Pleasanton residents -- produced and directed it for our school gala. We are proud of the grassroots efforts and hope this inspires others' creativity. Thanks."
Laurie Whiteland and Lisa Thordsen co-chaired the gala with Weinstein. Fellow moms, Jeanne Kelly and Jessica Henshaw wrote, produced and directed the video with Weinstein, with production assistance by teacher Nicole Dalesio.
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