School Foundation bake-off, auction set for next Friday’s halftime

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The combination bake-off and silent auction for the Perry Community School Foundation will be held at halftime of the Bluejay basketball game Friday, Dec. 18.

The Perry Community School Foundation will sponsor its second annual Christmas silent auction and championship bake-off Friday, Dec. 18 at the high school.

Supporters may drop off donated baked goods and other holiday treats at the PHS Commons no later than 5:30 p.m. Friday. Donors may choose school activity will be supported by the money raised from the sale of their items.

Judges will choose the top six baked items, and they will be auctioned at halftime of the boys basketball game. Everything else will be sold as marked.

Linda Kaufman
Linda Kaufman

“Plan to pick up some holiday baked goods and donate to a school activity at the same time,” said longtime Perry Community School Foundation member and retired PHS English instructor Linda Kaufman.

This year’s fundraiser will also include a silent auction. Many items will be open to bidding, including tickets to the Iowa Energy, Des Moines Menace, Iowa Wild and Iowa Cubs. The ticket packages include gas cards.

Among the other items are handmade lap quilts created by Linda Andorf and Pat Mundy. The quilts feature logos from popular Iowa schools, such as Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.

An original art work by local artist Betsy Peterson will also be on the auction block.

Alison Kanealy, owner of Ali Cakes in Ames, has donated a decorated cake as well as six months’ worth of cookies. The winner of the cookies will choose a kind of cookie of month, and Ali will bake and deliver the goodies to Perry.

Lovers of football will bid on a catered Super Bowl party for up to 20 people. The package includes chicken wings and a smoked pork loin, chips, salsa and a case of soda.

“The auction will also be a good opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping,” Kaufman said.

Along with the halftime auction of six baked items, supporters of Perry school will have a chance to win a special-event evening in the Cellar of La Poste. The Cellar event package includes use of the Cellar, appetizers for 50 people and musical entertainment courtesy of William Jacobsen.

Bidding for the showcase item, the evening in the Cellar, will begin at $700.

Funds raised from the sale of the baked goods will support the school activity chosen by the donor, but money from the silent auction and the Cellar evening will benefit the Perry Community School Foundation.

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