Magnolia School Auction nets more than $30,000 |

Magnolia School Auction nets more than $30,000

At a time when school budgets are shrinking and families are feeling the pinch, the community of southern Nevada County still comes together to support education.

On Saturday, March 20, 150 people showed up for the Magnolia Mardi Gras, the school’s sixth annual Bid’N’Boogie Silent and Live Auction.

The event sold out.

With John Renwick as the emcee and Jake Parnell as the auctioneer, the crowd was entertained and their generosity came through. The auction kicked off with a decadent chocolate cake that fetched $250 and ended with two sets of 10, front-row seats at eighth-grade graduation, including two reserved parking spots, that sold for $900 each.

Local business owners stepped up with donations and sponsorships to help underwrite the cost of the event. It has become the funding vehicle for many great things at Magnolia School, including a permanent shade cover and lunch tables, a seventh-grade science lab, an acoustic shell for our stage and special requests from teachers.

For the last two years, the money raised has been instrumental in buying computers to upgrade the computer lab, a project that would not be possible otherwise.

Over the last six years, this event has raised more than $180,000. Thank you to the business, families, teachers and parents who all came together to make this event a success!

Magnolia Intermediate School parent Sue Botsford was chairwoman of the 2010 Bid’N’Boogie event.

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