Making its royal debut this year, Lakewood’s Auction Party, A Royal Soiree, is a seated dinner banquet fit for a king and queen. Party tickets are $150 and include the dinner and an “all-weekend pass” with access to the home tour and candlelight tour. Guests also have an option to upgrade to a reserved table of 10 with special perks for $2500 per table. Guests should dress in their best royal court attire.
The annual auction party sells out every year and generates a significant portion of funds raised, in part through ticket sales, and also via live and silent auctions. Each year, local businesses and community partners donate generous auction offerings to fit every budget.
Hosted by the LECPTA, the Lakewood Home Festival is a community-wide event that raises funds for Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. The funds directly benefit students through the purchase of school materials, computers and enrichment programs.