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James Valley Christian School plans two-day auction Saturday and Nov. 26

Posted: Monday, Nov 19th, 2012


From left, Mitchell Wipf, Donavon Smith and Annalise Bishop, 6th graders at James Valley Christian School are shown next to several of the items up for bid at the JVCS 53rd annual auction. The two days of fundraising will kick off on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 26, from 5:30 p.m. until midnight. Held in the school gymnasium located at 1550 Dakota Ave. N., the event will consist of a live and silent auction and concessions. Everyone is welcome to attend. PHOTO BY KARA GUTORMSON/PLAINSMAN


The 53rd annual James Valley Christian School Auction is just around the corner. The two days of fundraising will kick off on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 26, from 5:30 p.m. until midnight.

Held in the school gymnasium located at 1550 Dakota Ave. N., the event will consist of a live and silent auction and concessions. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The auction has been a school tradition for all but two years of the school’s existence. The school was started in 1957, said Jim Friesen, JVCS Superintendent and High School Principal. “The auctions help us raise money to cover our operating expenses,” said Friesen. “Our tuition covers less than 50 percent of the costs to operate the school,” he explained. “The funds generated from the auction help us to bridge the gap and helps us keep the tuition affordable.”

“Last year, we auctioned off over 2,300 items,” said Amy Williams, development director at JVCS. Local businesses and supporters of the school donate many of the items.

Some of the big-ticket items to be auctioned off this year include a 2013 Honda FourTrax Rancher All-Terrain vehicle, a Hustler Sport 42-inch cut riding lawn mower with a 17.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine, two Angus bulls (one auctioned each night), corn and soybean seed, SDSU Jackrabbit tickets, Nebraska Cornhusker Football tickets, a $500 gift certificate from East River Nursery, handmade solid oak furniture, many handmade quilts and much more. Electronics to be auctioned include an I-Pad Mini, a Kindle Fire, a 32-inch Vizio HD TV and a Nikon Coolpix S6300 camera.

“There are also hundreds of gift certificates,” said Williams. There are many themed baskets to be sold as well. “They are really popular sellers, especially during the holiday season because they work really well as gifts,” she said.

The concession stand will be open at noon on Saturday and 4:30 on Monday, and will feature soup, hamburgers, pork loin sandwiches, JVC’s signature Valleyburgers, and homemade desserts of pies and bars.

Don’t miss out on the fun and fellowship at this year’s event. The auction Monday night will continue until all the items are gone.

For the complete article see the 11-18-2012 issue.

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