“The energy is the best part,” said Caroline Labbé, reflecting on the 5th Annual Bunnery Benefit held last Saturday.

Once again, the owners of The Bunnery Bakery & Restaurant (Caroline, Tony and Luc Labbé, and Dominique and Gerard Yvernault) offered to donate the restaurant’s entire till for Nov. 5 to Teton Science Schools and Journeys School.
 The community turned out in full force to support the event, filling the tables from early in the morning well into the afternoon.

This year’s benefit raised a record $15,975. This includes The Bunnery’s contribution, as well as generous “overpayment” donations from individuals, raffle ticket sales and purchases of Aromaje Jewels. Aromaje Jewels’ owner (and Journeys School parent) Daniela Botur donated half of the proceeds from any jewelry sold during the event. The money raised will support Teton Science Schools and Journeys School.

A big congratulations to Journeys School parent Matt Confer, winner of the iPad2 raffle!

Adding to the energy at the Bunnery Benefit was the season-premiere performance of the Journeys School middle school a cappella group. Led by Margot Martin Angstrom, the singers performed their repertoire for delighted diners. DeAnna Banana the Clown also made her rounds, making balloon animals for the youngsters and setting up a mini golf course on the outdoor patio.

To view photos from the Bunnery Benefit click here.

On behalf of all our students, Teton Science Schools and Journeys School extend a huge thank you to the Labbé and Yvernault families, as well as the rest of the event’s supporters and volunteers!