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Fundraiser features ice cream and auction items

April 28, 2014

Last year’s ice cream social attendees were greeted by (l-r) Amy Jacobsen, Lexi Halfen, Estreya Federman and Meme Mazwi. Photo submitted

The legendary Bishop Christian Schools’ Sixth Annual Ice Cream Social and Fundraising Auction is just around the corner. Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 1, the event includes homemade desserts, live music, kids’ activities, a silent auction and live auction conducted by auctioneer Curt Van Nest.
This year’s event will be filled with amazing auction items donated from local businesses and families. According to Jara Halfen, event coordinator, the fundraiser features $5,000 in merchandise, gift certificates and services available for auction. The live auction will start right around 6:15. Auctioned items include two Xbox 360 game units donated by the Aaron Schat family, a cord of wood, delivered, a fly fishing clinic with Pat Jaeger, a photography package courtesy of Steve Dutcher, a Photo Rejuvenation Treatment with Phillips Aesthetic Dermatology, two children’s bikes thanks to McDonald’s of Bishop and Aerohead Cycles, custom trays and tooth whitening courtesy of Craig Schrager, DDS, a trail ride for two to Rainbow Falls from Red’s Meadow Resort and Pack Station, dinners at Convict Lake, Fendon’s furniture items, horseback riding lessons with Freedom in Motion, a gun skills course through Carter Training and Consulting and more. The live auction begins at 6:15 p.m.
“The silent auction tables will be just as interesting,” said Halfen. “We will have nearly 50 items or baskets that people will be able to bid on. We will have items of interest for all members of the family.” The silent auction tables will be open from 5:15-6:45 p.m.
While guests are busy bidding on silent auction items, they can also enjoy rootbeer floats, homemade brownies and baked goods while the kids stay busy with face painting, rubber band crafts and bounce houses, a ball toss and Sumo wrestling.
“We are also so pleased to have the musical talent of Amy Friedrichsen,” said Halfen. “Our school is truly blessed to have such great community support.”
“Local businesses donate prized auction items; community members buy tickets to attend our event and the parents and students donate their time in preparing for this event that usually hosts over 300 attendees,” said Jeff Jackson, school principal.
Tickets for the event are $5 and may be pre-purchased by calling the school at (760) 872-1036 or purchased the night of the event at the front gate.

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