The Portage Township Education Foundation has postponed their upcoming Brewfest event, which was set to be April 30, out of concern for the public’s safety. PTEF is making the collective effort to promote social distancing and to ensure precautionary measures are put in place for their organization and its publics, amid the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19.
PTEF’s Annual Brewfest was gearing up to host more than 300 people with silent auctions, live music, a photo booth, and many other fun surprises that were set to occur at Woodland Park in Portage. The event is being rescheduled for a later date in the fall and would support PTEF in funding grants for Portage Township school teachers.
This year, Portage Highschool teacher, Dan Reisen, was set to perform at the event. He works with students at Portage High School in a program called TRIBE, Technology-Rich Individually Based Education.
“I personally feel bummed and that it would have been a great time for all and beneficial in many ways. However, during these tough and confusing times, it was the reasonable and responsible decision to make to help everyone maintain social distancing and ultimately prevent loss of life and heartache,” said Reisen.
He is still set to perform in the fall. Reisen said, “It will still be a fantastic event, if not even more exciting in the fall due to the times we are enduring now.”
For more information and updates, visit Portage Township Education Foundation’s Facebook page. The PTEF engages the community in fundraising efforts supporting grant programs that directly impact students in the Portage Township Schools while remaining dedicated to supporting teachers and students in their efforts to innovate and achieve.