"Year of the Hogg" Chinese New Year

An Adult Only Fundraising Social Supporting Hogg Middle School
Houston, Texas

Hogg Middle School PTA. Houston, Texas. Year of the Hogg. Lucky Land.

Year of the hogg

Pull out your passport and join your Hogg PTA as we embark on a multi-year Trip Around the World and celebrate the Chinese New Year in our first stop. This "Year of the Hogg" event at Lucky Land Houston will be a great night out with a friend or a fun date night to meet other Hogg parents. Together we will explore the wonders of China while enjoying a silent auction, delicious Chinese meal, a heads or tails game, wine pull, dragon dance, guided tours of the two-acre property, and much more!

Chinese new year

Chinese New Year is one of the most important Chinese holidays – celebrating symbolically doing away with the old of the previous year and ushering in health, good fortune, prosperity, and happiness in the new lunar year. The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on personality and destiny. 2019 is the Year of the Pig and people born under this sign are considered happy, easygoing, honest, trusting, educated, sincere and brave. If you were born in the years 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, or 1995, you are likely a person born under the sign of the Pig.

 
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when, where, WHAT

January 26, 2019 from
6:00-10:00 p.m.

Lucky Land Houston
8625 Airline Dr
Houston, TX 77037

 

tickets

Pre-Sale Tickets are $40 per person until December 31st. After December 31st, the ticket price increases to $50/person. At the door, tickets will be $70 per person. We definitely encourage you to buy your tickets soon as we not only want to know that you will be there, but so we get an accurate count for our caterer!

Your ticket includes a delicious Chinese food buffet, an evening of unique entertainment, and your entrance fee.

You must be 21 and older to attend and you are welcome to bring your own favorite adult beverage.

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Need a Lyft?

Special 50% discount (up to $5) on one ride to or from Lucky Land on January 26th. Use promo code HOGGPTA or use the button below.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Why are we doing all of this?

Events like the “Year of the Hogg” social are all about building a community that supports Hogg Middle School. We come together to have fun, get to know one another, and raise funds for the needs of the school. This year, our fundraising efforts are directed towards meeting the classroom needs of our students and teachers. Our classroom, teacher and student group grant program provide needed items and experiences like class field trips, Science equipment, Art supplies, and much more. With your support, these costs will be offset, and we grow our science exploratory activities and learning that support our IB World School philosophy.

Q. What is this event all about?

The Hogg PTA “Year of the Hogg” Social is one of our most important fundraisers of the year as it accounts for ~50% of our annual budget. Auction proceeds allow the Hogg PTA to meet our mission of creating opportunities for education and engagement for Razorback students, families, faculty, and community members.

Q. Why does the PTA fundraise?

The Hogg PTA is directly responsible for funding many of the key programs at Hogg. Our auction funds special projects around the school that are chosen via our Grants Program. These grants are judged by a group of PTA members and the School Administration based on wants and needs. Funding requests are scored by several factors, most importantly, the overall benefit to our students.

For example, the PTA has paid for items like microscopes for our Science department, equipment for our new Integrated Physics and Chemistry class, crepe machines for our French and Culinary Arts classrooms, an etching press for our Fine Arts team, and new sound system equipment for our Theatre Auditorium just within the past nine months.

Q. I’ve heard people talk about signup parties. What are they and how do I buy one?

Signup parties are one of the most popular items at most school auction events. Signup parties are private parties, events, or experiences donated to Hogg PTA and hosted by families and other community members. Each party has a defined number of spots that are sold for a set price on a first-come, first-served basis. Some examples include 6th grade and 7th grade parent/family socials, a murder mystery game and dinner, wine tasting tours, and pool parties.

Q. What are school experiences?

School experiences are donated and hosted by the teachers and staff of Hogg. While some of these opportunities are exclusive to the auction event and are awarded to the highest bidder, a limited number of set-price experiences will also be available for purchase online for anyone, regardless of auction attendance. We are already anticipating school experiences like being a judge at the Hogg’s Got Talent event, one week free dress passes, Librarian or Assistant Principal for a Day, a cooking class with Ms. Goodman, bbq dinner at Mrs. Sugarek’s house, and so much more!!!