CEF Auction online Monday
Hundreds of quality items will be on the block for bidding in the Cherokee Education
Foundation's annual fundraiser to be held online this year, starting Monday and lasting
through Sunday, March 21.
Those wishing to support the popular fundraiser are instructed to go online to
iowaauctiongroup.com and register to bid on items generously donated by area
businesses and families.
According to CEF board member, Melanie Benson, bidders will register and use credit
cards to pay for items purchased. Bidders will receive an email they will use as a voucher to claim goods purchased.
Items will be distributed from the new Cherokee Elementary School on Tuesday and
Wednesday, March 23-24, from 5 to 7p.m.. People are instructed to use the west bus
entrance to the school complex and they will be greeted by CEF boards members for
distribution of goods purchased.
"Covid has forced us to have our fundraiser online this year and we're really hoping the
community will support us as they have in the past," said Benson. "Our past dinner and
auctions have been very successful with last year raising $40,000, of which 100% went
for needs of the Cherokee School District," she said.
The CEF, headed by Board President Sue Parker, provides extra monies to several areas of need in the CCSD. In addition to the auction, those wishing to contribute money can make checks payable to the Cherokee Education Foundation and mail them to Washington High School in care of Business Manager Joyce Lundsgaard.
"Traditionally, this has always been a really fun event and so generously supported by
our community," said Benson. "This year, we're unable to have the dinner which in the
past raised about $8,000. So, we're counting heavily on our auction this year."
Bidders are also reminded that all fundraiser donations are tax deductible.