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Area school to host benefit dinner, auction

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Katie Stam
GREENCASTLE -- The Peace Lutheran School PTO will host a benefit dinner featuring a silent and live auction Saturday, April 2, at the Dixie Chopper Conference Center in Greencastle.

Funds raised from the auction will be used to update the school's computer lab and to complete the next phase of the community fitness trail on the property behind the school.

The special guest speaker at the benefit dinner will be Katie Stam, Miss America 2009.

Stam attended Lutheran schools while growing up in Seymour, Ind., and continues to be supportive of Lutheran missions and community service.

The silent auction will feature a wide array of gift baskets composed of merchandise and gift cards donated by area businesses. Items obtained for the live auction to date include a pair of Colts tickets, a Gary Brackett autographed jersey, Disney World Park Hopper Passes, tickets to the Dr. Phil show, an American Girl doll, freezer beef and pork from local farms and more.

Businesses or individual donors may also choose to serve as financial sponsors for the auction. Currently, major sponsors include Dixie Chopper Conference Center, Jeff Rich Auction, Farm Credit Services, Buzzi Unicem USA, Environvac, Waste Transport Systems, Inc., Equipment Pro, The Timberman Family, Rolling Meadows Plant Farm, First National Bank, Jinsie Bingham, POET, Stultz Welding, Cloverdale Drugs, Glen Furr Agency, Greencastle Hometown Dental, Dr. Scott Armitage, and West Central Veterinary Services.

The school is still seeking donations of new items for the auction as well as financial sponsors.

A limited number of tickets for the benefit are available for sale at a cost of $25 each (ages 21-over), which includes a buffet dinner and auction admission. The silent auction will open at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets or to make a donation, call the school at 1-765-658-6995, 1-765-721-2337 or 1-734-693-9133.

Auction donations may also be dropped off at the school, located at 1421 S. Bloomington St., Greencastle, during business hours.

Peace Lutheran School was founded in 1984 as a preschool and now offers classes for ages preschool through sixth-grade.

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