Archive for Thursday, December 18, 2008

Community makes Holiday Auction success

December 18, 2008

On Dec. 2, the local chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority had its first of what is planned to be annual Holiday Auction. The purpose of the auction was to raise funds to assist with local charitable efforts, primarily the adoption of local families in need of assistance with Christmas gifts and meals. Since this was our first auction, we were concerned as to whether or not it would be a success.

The auction was an overwhelming success. And although the members of Beta Sigma Phi worked very hard, we could not have done it without the support of our community. Holy Family Church graciously allowed us to use its facility. Keith Rodgers donated his time to be our auctioneer and did a fabulous job. The culinary arts students at the Eudora Community Learning Center donated their time to prepare and serve delicious hors d’oeuvres for those in attendance.

In addition, nearly every business in this community, including numerous home businesses, donated goods and services to be auctioned along with the crafts and foods prepared by the members of Beta Sigma Phi. The people and businesses are far too voluminous to list here, but we want them to know that we are truly grateful for and humbled by their generosity.

The sisters of Beta Sigma Phi want to publicly thank all of those who were instrumental in making the auction a great success and thereby helping to brighten Christmas for some fellow Eudorans who are going through tough times. This was truly a community effort and as a community we should recognize the generosity of our local businesses by supporting them whenever we can.

Thanks, once again, to all of you who were instrumental in making this auction a huge success. We look forward to doing it again next year.

Amy Durkin

President of Alpha Gamma Chapter

Beta Sigma Phi

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