A little more than a week is left until the Upper Arlington Education Foundation's annual Golden Bear Bash.

A little more than a week is left until the Upper Arlington Education Foundation's annual Golden Bear Bash.

The event, the biggest fundraiser the foundation hosts each year, raises money for various grants and programs supported by the foundation.

This year's bash will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Arlington Banquets and Catering Center, 1973 Henderson Road.

Like last year, the event will feature food, entertainment, silent and live auctions and a cash bar.

The silent auction will feature both fun and practical items and services, said Joanie Dugger, president of the foundation.

Artist Bol Aweng and friend Jok Dau survived a 1,500-mile trek through Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya in the 1980s and then spent 14 years in refugee camps.

Their speech and the service learning project that came from it was sponsored by the education foundation as part of their "Lost Boys of Sudan" project.

Aweng donated a painted rock to be used in the auction.

For more information on tickets, which cost $50, visit www.uaeducationfoundation.com or call the foundation at 487-5007.

Gail Martineau