Bexley United Methodist Preschool's bi-annual fundraising party, BUMP in the Backyard, will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 18, at the South Dawson home of David and Clair Reich.

Bexley United Methodist Preschool's bi-annual fundraising party, BUMP in the Backyard, will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 18, at the South Dawson home of David and Clair Reich.

The event, "Celebrating 10 years of BUMP in the Backyard" and "BUMP is Blooming," will feature dinner, live music and a silent auction, with some items made by the students.

This event raises money for Spanish and music classes and other enrichment activities at the preschool.

Bravo Cucina Italiana, Press Grille and Cherbourg Bakery are providing the food for the event.

Tickets cost $40 per person or $75 per couple and can be purchased in advance or at the door. This year there is a Paypal payment option, to be sent to BITBY2013@gmail.com. To purchase tickets directly or donate goods to the auction, contact Kimarie Martin by sending an email to kimarie.martin@yahoo.com.