KIDRON A 2010 Honda Civic, a Ventrac mower, vinyl siding from ProVia, a wood-fired Traeger grill and – wait for it – a Golden Retriever puppy.
These are the top five featured items at Central Christian’s annual auction. Bids can be made online through Saturday at one.bidpal.net/ccs2021auction.
Like every year, this charity auction has unique goods and services that won’t be found at other charity auctions. For the second year in a row, while the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the auction will be online.
The school always experiences an outpouring of generosity from the community for this event. But this year, the number of auction items donated by community members, local businesses and organizations, and staff and students is staggering. More than 300 items have been donated to the auction.
“We’re excited,” Sandy Miller, auction coordinator, said late last week. “Things keep coming in. We’ve got a variety. We’ve got tools and we’ve got experiences and services.”
All the money raised through the auction goes to the Fair Balance Fund to make it possible for variable tuition for families. People can donate straight to the fund if they would like. Also, like in previous years, donations may be made toward a special project.
“It’s really important for our school because the auction is what makes it possible for us to have variable tuition,” said Superintendent Jeanne Zimmerly Jantzi. “It subsidizes all of our students … this auction is the way for our community to come together and make it happen for all our students.”
In the past, special projects have included LED lighting for the building, and new bleachers for the gym. This time, the special project – organizers have affectionately called it the “Get ‘er Done” project – is the renovation of the oldest part of the school, which was built in the early 1960s. People who donate straight to the renovation project will see where their mo-ney benefitted every time they drive by or visit the school.