The 20th annual Parent/Teacher Club’s Dinner and Auction was a great success. The guests enjoyed a good dinner catered by Bob and Margaret Coelho. Many silent auction items were available for bid. The live auctioneer was Chad Brantley and he got the crowd going. The Kindergarten class had a beautiful lap quilt with their pictures on it that went for $950. The First Graders decorated a modular garden bench with painted tiles that went for $1300. The Second Graders’ project was a fire pit with hand painted tiles that went for $850. The Third Grade project was an ottoman decorated by the class. It went for $350. The Fourth Grade project was a mirror with wood-burned words and names that went for $500. The Fifth Graders personalized blocks for a wooden cross that went for $450. The Sixth Graders personalized a tablecloth with hand printed tulips and fingerprinted ladybugs. It sold for $400. The Seventh Grade project was a bench with a Chevy tailgate for the back, personalized with wood burned names that went for $3000. The Eighth Graders’ project was a hand-made fountain with wood burned signatures that went for $675.
Other items in the live auction were a photo of “Cricket” by Marshall Gould, who spoke about it. Blacksmith Kelly Vella (Forged in Fire winner) donated a hand-forged knife she made. A Grand Mayan vacation for eight days was auctioned. Front row seating for the KF Christmas Program and the special table for next year’s auction were auctioned off. A week as assistant to Dr. J with a lot of perks was auctioned. A fund-me for Chrome Books for the fifth through eighth graders raised the whole amount! It was a great evening. Thanks go out to David Voortman for being the emcee, Kohl’s Care for support staff, the Auction Committee and the 50’s Roadhouse for the bar.
Condolences go out to Michel Griesner and family and Gail Taylor Hunt on the death of their mother Mickie Milam. Mickie lived in the Ferry for a long time.