Heritage Christian School plans fund-raising auction
Heritage Christian School in Canton is hosting its Fourth Annual Dinner and Benefit Auction on April 21 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at First Christian Church, 6900 Market Ave. N. in Canton. The auction is Heritage’s biggest fundraiser. Last year, the auction raised more than $30,000 and helped provide an excellent academic Christian education to more than 40 Stark County students who needed tuition assistance.
Tickets are $29 each and may be ordered by credit card at (330) 452-8271, or by completing the ticket order form at www.heritagechristianschool.org and mailing payment. Ticket price includes catered buffet dinner, beverage and dessert, bid number, and entry into a drawing for a $500 cash door prize or a 5-piece luggage set. Must be present to win. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. for “Early Birds” wishing to register and bid early. Attendees can have the opportunity to win items such as a Kindle Fire, an Asus Eee Transformer Tablet and an exciting Mystery Box Item (value of Mystery Box Item will be posted at the auction) and more.
There are beautiful, useful and exciting items up for silent and live auction, valued at more than $60,000 to date, including a variety of vacation packages, local sports tickets and packages, admission or season passes to many area attractions, fine and unique jewelry, numerous autographed sports items, coin and medal collections, tuition for new Heritage students, certificates for adventures like sky-diving, a fishing charter, or a weekend rental of a high-end auto, handcrafted quilts and baby clothes, Amish-made furnishings, a variety of home décor and theme baskets, and much more.
Some of the unique items offered are job shadowing opportunities with local leaders and law enforcement. For the second year in a row, Canton Mayor William J. Healy II has donated his time to give four hours of personal instruction. This could include daily responsibilities, meetings, tours of departments and the like. In June of 2011, Heritage valedictorian Nathan Schmitt went along as Mayor Healy met and worked with owners of several local businesses in varying stages of growth. In discussions and through observation, Schmitt said he learned about the many responsibilities of a city mayor, including contract negotiating, recruiting outside businesses, appearing at social events, attending council and cabinet meetings, and much more. “Overall, I must say it was a great experience!”
Schmitt said. “I am so glad that Heritage Christian School was able to offer this job shadowing opportunity at their annual auction. I am very thankful to both the school and my parents for being able to make this happen!”
This year, North Canton Mayor David J. Held and North Canton Police Chief Stephan B. Wilder each have donated job-shadowing opportunities.
The winning bidders will receive tours, get personal instruction, and learn about daily responsibilities of the mayor or local law enforcement.
Photos and descriptions of many of the $60,000 worth auction items are available at: http://www.heritagechristianschool.org/support-hcs/annual-dinner-a-auction.