Morristown (Virtual) Onstage set for March 10, with new luxury raffle



From the Morristown Educational Foundation:


Featured Grand Prize is a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4×4 Presented by Beyer Family Automotive Group

As anticipation builds for Morristown ONSTAGE, the Morris Educational Foundation (MEF) today announced Wednesday, March 10, 2021, as the date of the premier fundraiser for the Morris Educational Foundation.

The must-see event also announced a Luxury Raffle presented by Beyer Family Automotive Group to raise funds for the all-virtual talent show, while promoting local businesses in the community.

Priced at $100 per ticket, the raffle will give supporters six chances to win. The featured grand prize is a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4×4 in Billet Silver Metallic paint. The two-door vehicle with a hardtop retails for $36,825 and can be seen on the floor in Beyer Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram at 172 Ridgedale Ave. in Morristown. Additional luxury prizes include:

  • First Prize – Aires Jewelers Diamond Pave Necklace ($1,500)
  • Second Prize – Dinner & a Show Package: South + Pine dinner ($200) and a one-year Champion Membership to Mayo Performing Arts Center with two show tickets and other annual benefits ($300)
  • Third Prize – One of three available $100 gift certificates from Morristown Partnership (valid at hundreds of local businesses)

“We are planning an amazing program for our 14th annual Morristown ONSTAGE, which is solidified by the addition of the luxury raffle,” said Melanie Smith, Morristown ONSTAGE event chair and vice chair of the Morris Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We have been eager to add raffle prizing to Morristown ONSTAGE for a while now, and with so many new components to the show this year we thought this was the perfect time to kick it off. Morristown ONSTAGE is a celebration of our community as a whole – we are proud and thankful for their continued support.”

The theme for this year’s event is Together We Can, a belief of unity, support and perseverance. Together with the community members, Morristown ONSTAGE 2021 will bring traditional and new ways to contribute to the success of the show. As such, Beyer Family Automotive Group has signed on as the first-ever Luxury Raffle Sponsor.

“The Beyer Family Automotive Group is dedicated to the Morristown Community and honored to be able to assist the Morris Educational Foundation in the fortification of the support to the youth in the community we cherish,” said Bridget Beyer, dealer principal of Beyer Family Automotive Group.

Visit to find out how to purchase tickets.  The prize draw is open to entrants 18 years and older. Drawing to be held on March 10, 2021, on the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s Plaza, 100 South St., Morristown at 8pm EST.

Ticket holder need not be present to win. The raffle will be streamed live during the Morristown ONSTAGE broadcast and winners will be notified as well.

The 2021 all virtual show will feature the best amateur talent from Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains as well as alumni of Morristown High School. The finalists will compete for one of two 1st place $1,000 cash prizes – one for contestants ages 19 and over and one for contestants ages 18 and under, who also will have the opportunity to perform in the 2022 Morristown ONSTAGE event at Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Additionally, $500 will be awarded for the “Audience Choice” Winner, which is a “text-to-vote” at the end of the show, a $250 Rossoff Rising Star Award for talent training chosen by the Morristown ONSTAGE Steering Committee, and the New York Jets Take Flight Award to the top two vocalists to audition to sing the national anthem during a New York Jets home game.

A panel of distinguished arts and entertainment professionals will judge the competition. Returning as the Master of Ceremonies and host of the show is Morristown resident and Senior Content Producer at PEOPLE (the TV show!), Tara Bernie, who was awarded an Emmy for her work as the Senior Correspondent on DailyMailTV.

Morristown ONSTAGE was created to further the Morris Educational Foundation’s ability to distribute financial and other resources to and for the Morris School District. The 2020 event raised over $175,000 for the MEF.

Luxury Raffle tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. No substitution of the offered prize may be made and no cash will be given in lieu of the prize. Winner will pay tax, title, registration fees directly to dealer and will take delivery of vehicle within 14 days of raffle draw.

To learn more and receive updates leading up to the fundraiser, visit the Morris Educational Foundation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About the Morris Educational Foundation

The Morris Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that seeks to attract private resources to support a variety of educational programs and initiatives in support of the Morris School District. Through effective solicitation and distribution of funds, the Morris Educational Foundation helps enable the District to continue to be the model of visionary social and educational leadership it has been since its inception.  For more information, visit


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