While official numbers have yet to presented, officials helping organize and run the Perry School Foundation’s pair of auctions during Friday’s home basketball games have termed the event successful.
A wide variety of items, ranging from baked goods, to tickets to sporting events, quilts, artwork, a Progressive Foundry Iowa Hawkeye skillet and a Super Bowl party package for up to 20 people were all up for bids in a silent auction.
At halftime of the boys game six baked items were up for bidding in the PHS gym. An apple pie went for $50, a chocolate Bundt cake for $70, a multi-tiered cake decorated with penguins fetched $40, an assortment of cupcakes went for $45, a large selection of different rice cereal treats brought $30 and a ‘black and white’ cake raised $35.
That set the stage for the prime item, use of The Cellar at La Poste, complete with appetizers for 50 people and live music courtesy of William Jacobsen. Bidding began at $700 but quickly rose, with the big ticket bringing in a crisp $1000.
The Perry School Foundation supports all areas of the activities programs at the Perry Community Schools. Recent projects supported by the Foundation include the architectural fees for the Perry Athletic Complex, equipment for the Performing Arts Center, aid in the form of prints and sculptures and the development of an Art Department display, donations toward the Memory Garden at PHS, donations to the “Band of Brothers” PHS Veteran’s Memorial project, bleachers and equipment at the PAC, assistance in the purchase of a trailer for the Industrial Technology Department, cabinets in the Performing Arts Center set shop and various other projects.
Donations are always welcomed and may be directed to the Perry School Foundation, Perry High School, 1200 18th Street, Perry, IA 50220.