Royal Bash, HEF’s largest annual fundraiser, was in-person for the first time since 2020 and drew 243 attendees to the plaid-themed event at the Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka in February. A livestream of the program allowed viewers at home to enjoy the entertainment, too. Jim Hebeisen, principal of Tanglen Elementary School, and his son, Adam Hebeisen, a paraprofessional at Alice Smith Elementary School, wowed attendees with a song and more. HEF’s Pathways to a Healthy Future, an initiative at Hopkins schools that addresses students’ and staff members’ wellness and mental health needs, was highlighted at the event. Dani the West Junior High School’s resource dog, a product of a HEF grant, was on hand to help choose raffle winners.
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