Meadowview to hold auction SaturdayPublished 8:52pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012
This Saturday, Meadowview Christian School is looking to do something a little different for its fundraising efforts.
Meadowview will hold its ‘Grandma’s Attic’ live auction and a silent auction Saturday, Jan. 21 at the school’s gym with a preview of the items running from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the auctions starting at 1 p.m.
Meadowview headmaster Miriam Anderson said she’s hoping the auctions become an annual event, and the items in the auction were donated by different organizations.
“This the first of what we hope will develop into an annual fundraiser for us,” Anderson said. “We are doing a live auction, with Angie Morgan as our auctioneer, and we’re also doing a silent auction with things donated by businesses, the community and Meadowview alumni.”
Anderson said there are a large variety of items that will be auctioned off.
“We’ve got furniture, we have dishes and glassware, we have baby cradles, we have bicycles, tires and rims, we have books, we have some lamps, we have some antique mirrors and we have dolls,” Anderson said. “We have household items and some collectables as well.”
All funds raised from the auctions will go toward Meadowview’s general fund, which helps will facilities maintenance and operational expenses.
Traci Kendrick, a faculty member at Meadowview who came up with the idea of the auction, said there will also be concessions that will go toward helping Meadowview’s junior class.
“There will be a concession stand and the concessions will benefit the junior class,” Kendrick said.
“The junior class will also be bringing baked goods—cakes, pies, cookies. Those will be for sale and will go toward helping their prom and anything that they may need.”
Kendrick said the silent auction will include items such as monogram duffle bags, restaurant gift cards, gas cards, tanning bed packages, YMCA memberships and more. Anderson said the auctions could help attract more people to Meadowview.
“All of our fundraisers are important, but what’s important about this one is that it’s different and that it will attract an audience other than our immediate school family, which is what you hope for in a fundraiser,” Anderson said. “ You want to bring in money from a different set of people than your own school family.”
Kendrick said the auctions could have the added bonus of bringing more students to the school.
“It will benefit the school in many ways, not only doing some maintenance around the school, but it will get new people out here to see our school and see how proud we are of it and maybe bring some more students out here to us,” Kendrick said.