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Baubles, Bangles, and Beads, an Exciting New Jewelry Fundraiser

By Bruce Rossley

Thought you had seen every type of fundraiser in San Miguel? The Rural Education Institute of Mexico has come up with something entirely new! Many women have beautiful high end, expensive costume jewelry that they no longer wear. Hundreds of beautiful pieces have been donated to Rural Ed by women in San Miguel and throughout the United States and Canada. A first of its kind sale and silent auction to benefit the education of children in rural communities will be held Tuesday, February 10, 5-7pm, at Los Milagros Restaurant, Reloj 17.

Jewelry fundraiser
Baubles, Bangles, and Beads
To benefit the education of children in rural communities
Tue, Feb 10, 5-7pm
Los Milagros Restaurant
Reloj 17
20 pesos entry fee

The event, entitled “Baubles, Bangles, and Beads,” will feature a silent auction for high-end jewelry while less expensive pieces will be available for 50 to 150 pesos at a special table. Live music will be featured and for an entry fee of only 20 pesos, an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage will be provided. Why not have dinner or drinks while checking back as the silent auction proceeds? All winning bids will be announced at 7:15pm. Winning bidders will be asked to pay in cash only.

In the Mexican education system, there is a wide gap between rural and urban youth. In cities, about 60 percent of youth get at least nine years of schooling; that figure drops to 12 percent in the countryside—suggesting that most students in rural areas fail to complete middle school. Despite Mexico’s robust economy, individuals from rural areas often become trapped in a cycle of poverty. The Rural Education Institute of Mexico was created to help rural communities address and redress this serious problem, especially in light of Mexico’s mandating high school attendance by all youth. For more information, please go to our website at


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