Sunday, April 27, 2008

Staunton: Grace Christian School's annual "Boots & Bandana" auction

Auctioneers call out prices on one of the hundreds of items donated for Grace Christian School's annual benefit auction.

The event took place Saturday at GCS's gym located on Middlebrook Avenue. Always a hit every year, hundreds gathered for the silent auction, live auction, entertainment, and BBQ supper ... and to fellowship with friends.

At dinner I enjoyed sitting and talking with Frank and Nancy Summers, Kurt and Pam Michael, as well as my family and others who stopped by to say hello. When Mr. Summers heard I had grown up in Chesterfield County, he mentioned the name of a family in Bon Air, and I told him I had graduated from high school with a girl with that last name. He looked at me and said she was his niece. It's a small world, indeed.

The red bandanas identify volunteers who helped throughout the day and into the night. The final item was auctioned around 9 pm.

The activities building was open early to view the numerous tables of silent auction items. Grace Christian families and local businesses had donated a wide variety of articles. Bidding on the tables closed at 4, 4:30, and 5 followed by dinner and entertainment, and then the always-exciting live auction.

We have attended this event for years and look forward to it each spring because we always see many friends and enjoy catching up with those we haven't seen since last year's auction. This year the "kids" went with us and they joined in the fun and purchased some items. Great time, great event for a good cause. We'll be back next year....

Photos by SWAC Girl

1 comment:

Amercian Patriot said...

I was there as well. Heck I think I almost made one of your pictures I was sitting to the left of you in that second one.