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En Gedi auction a big success


Guests browse auction items at the En Gedi silent auction.

Guests browse auction items at the En Gedi silent auction.

Cedar Springs High School hosted the one and only fundraiser of the year for En Gedi youth center Friday, March 21, and people in the community responded both with their presence and with their pocketbooks.

Approximately 150 people attended this year’s big event, which included a silent auction with over 145 items, and 10 bigger items were in the live auction. A money machine and dice game allowed the guests to have some fun. The excitement continued while enjoying the delicious appetizers.

According to Sue Wolfe, the goal for the auction was to make $12,500, to maximize the matching gift from CS Manufacturing. They surpassed that goal by $5,000. Kevin Pike, Co-Chair of the event, reported earnings of $17,794 from the auction, ticket sales, and raffles, plus the $12,500 match from C S Manufacturing, which brought them to $30,294.00 earned for En Gedi in one night.

Guests enjoyed an array of delicious appetizers.

Guests enjoyed an array of delicious appetizers.

“The En Gedi Team is grateful to our community who graciously donated the items and then to our attendees who generously gave,” said Pike. “We know they saw it as more than as a donation for an item, but as a lasting investment in our people’s lives.”

Wolfe was excited to see they exceeded their goal. “Our annual budget is $28,000 so this will allow us to expand on our high school programs and special events,” she explained.

 

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Silent auction at library


Includes Michigan authors

 

The Nelson Township/Sand Lake Library will kick off the “Awesome” Silent Auction June 9–23.

Items will be available for bidding in the library until June 23 at 5 pm. The silent auction is sponsored by the Friends of the KDL Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library and proceeds will support literary programs, youth program equipment and building expenses.

Currently, silent auction items for bid include an autographed collection of “Michigan Chillers” books by popular author Jonathan Rand, Griffins lower bowl tickets, blueberries from Sandy Bottom Berries, a trip on the SS Badger, certificates for Cedar Springs Mill & Supply, passes to local museums and symphony, computer services, hair care, pet products, artwork by local artisans and more.  Gift certificates and items will be on display inside the library. Bids will be accepted at the Library, 88 Eighth Street, Sand Lake.

Items are still being accepted for this great cause. To make a donation or for more information, contact KDL Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library at (616) 636-4251 or Volunteer event coordinator Jennifer Sylvester at (616) 636-8151.  Check out the library at www.kdl.org.

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