Nearly 700 people attended the Worthington Educational Foundation's first annual Evening in Support of Excellence fundraiser Jan. 28 at the newly renovated Shops at Worthington Place.

Nearly 700 people attended the Worthington Educational Foundation's first annual Evening in Support of Excellence fundraiser Jan. 28 at the newly renovated Shops at Worthington Place. The $25 ticket included a cash bar, appetizers from J. Liu and other local vendors, a deejay, silent and live auctions and a raffle. More than $30,000 was raised for students and staff in the Worthington school district for innovative and creative grants that go beyond the curriculum. (Photos by Pat Kelso and Liz Lee; IDs courtesy the Worthington Educational Foundation.)