Penn Forest Elementary School‘s first, groundbreaking live and silent auction was held Friday, April 25 and deemed a success by Laurie Bowling, Vice President of Programs and next year’s President of Programs.
“It went very well,” she said. “Being out first auction, I thought it went great. There are definitely things we can tweak.”
The private pre-event from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. did not bring in much money, Bowling said but it brought it a little bit. Dinner was served to 122 people by Foodies.
The menu included:
-greek pita wraps
-meatballs, all homemade served with lemonade, tea, and water to drink.
Tickets for dinner had cost $7 for singles and $12 per couple and children were served Bojangles.
At the silent auction students and their parents, and others in the community walked around tables filled with about 80 items such as huge Hershey bars and a day at the spa.
The live auction kicked off with auctioneer Brett Brumbaugh auctioning about 60 items such as a Framed Thomas Kinkade print.
All items were sold, except the 2005 SUV donated by Brambleton Imports. However, Bowling said there have been offers and that will be taken care of this week.
“Everybody that bid and got something felt they were getting good quality items at a deal and the school got the funds,” Bowling said.
The $10,000 will be used to benefit the children of Penn Forest and used for
putting Activ Boards in all classrooms this summer, and other technology like laptops, battery replacements, training to learn Activ Boards, and possibly a new sign outside of Penn Forest Elementary.
“The auction committee we had were really go-getters,” Bowling said. “That is why we had so many great items to auction.”
Some of the items auctioned throughout the course of the night included:
-2005 SUV donated by Brambleton Exports
-a trip to Kings Dominion
-A week at Camp Roanoke
-jewelry, including a 2 ct diamond tennis bracelet
-hot air balloon ride for two
-Great Wolf Inn/Waterpark, one night accommodations for six and four park tickets
-Walt Disney World one day passes for four people
-Virginia Tech Mini-Football helmet autographed by Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster
-Pandora bracelet with charm
-Winterplace Ski package for two persons
-Framed Thomas Kinkade print
-platters with the Penn Forest students thumb prints
-trip to Greensboro.
Top photo: Parents, families, and students, search the tables filled with items during the Silent Auction on Friday.
Second photo: Auctioneer Brett Brumbaugh and a volunteer help auction off items during the live auction.
Third photo: The crowd awaits the items for bid on Friday evening at Penn Forest Elementary.
Fourth photo: A lady makes her bid on an item at the first, groundbreaking auction event held at Penn Forest Elementary.
Bottom photo: Laurie Bowling (left) helps hold a framed Thomas Kinkade print on Friday at the school’s first ever live and silent auction.