Sparta The Sparta Education Foundation raised nearly $25,000 at the fifth annual 'Cabaret,’ held recently at the Lake Mohawk Country Club. Nearly 150 people attended the event which featured jazz performed by local drummer Karl Latham, saxophonist Don Braden, pianist Nick Rolfe, bassist Calvin Jones, and trumpet player Matt Hilgenberg. Silent and live auction prizes included a whitewater rafting trip, a backyard/neighborhood movie night, “Principal for a Day” packages for students at each of Sparta’s public schools and framed photographs taken by Sparta High School photography students. Guests also had an opportunity to meet students from the high school robotics program, which recently received a grant from the SEF. The students demonstrated their latest projects and invited the guests to try their hand at remotely controlling a robot. To date, the Sparta Education Foundation has approved grants of over $255,000 in support of a wide spectrum of educational programs including, science, technology, world language, art, physical education and special education all of which have had a positive impact at each of the schools in the district.