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March 16, 2012

Bethany Christian Schools to add door prizes to auction event

GOSHEN — Bethany Christian Schools is hosting its 19th annual auction Friday, March 23, with food booths opening at 4:30 p.m. This family-oriented event is open to everyone and includes live and silent auctions at 6 p.m., activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., dinner/snacks and a bake sale.

New this year: “iRead Prizes” (door prizes) throughout the evening. With a bid number, participants will be entered for a door prize drawing every 30 minutes starting at 7 p.m. Door prizes will include many gift cards, and the grand prize is a Kindle Fire. Participants must be 20 years or older and present to win.

All auction items are listed at www.bethanycs.net/auction. Special items include: ATC Steel Raven cargo trailer, Sibyl Gerig framed landscape quilt, $2,000 entry coupon to Greencroft, South African safari, Maui condo, laptop computer, one hour of professional woodwind quintet music, ND football tickets, Donruss, Topps, and Fleer & Score baseball card collections, Nespresso machine and much more. There are more than 150 silent auction items and 130 gift certificates.  

Dinner, dessert and snack items include Nelson’s chicken and Pit-Tatoes, sloppy joes, popcorn, candy, ice cream, homemade pies, Electric Brew drinks, and many Bake Sale homemade food items to take home. New this year: egg rolls (chicken or tofu) and Menno Tea.

Bethany’s auction will raise funds to lower tuition costs for all Bethany students.  

Everyone is invited to attend the March 23 auction at Bethany Christian Schools, located at 2904 S. Main St. in Goshen. Visit www.bethanycs.net/auction or contact Bethany at 574 534-2567 for more information or to request an event catalog.

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