CEF Auction online Monday

Friday, February 26, 2021

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.

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