Column: Worthington Christian School auction is Dec. 10WORTHINGTON — Worthington Christian School has been holding an annual auction for as long as I can remember.
By: Becca Haack, Worthington Christian School, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Christian School has been holding an annual auction for as long as I can remember. In the “old” days (I’m not going to say how long ago that is, but let’s say it’s more than a few years), we would gather at the sale barn with our homemade or donated items. Even as children, it was an event that we all looked forward to. It was amazing to watch the bidding cards going up and down around the arena, numbers and figures whizzing through the air, piles of products and specialty items gathered around to be enjoyed and treasured, laughter and jokes as friends and family bid each other up, the absolute amazement at what was so special about a crocheted blanket or a homemade pie — and the knowledge that people were giving to something that was ultimately for me. A gift that now means more than ever for my children and I. So with those memories strong in my mind, I now embark upon this event from a grown-up perspective.
It is that time of year again at Worthington Christian School, and auction time is upon us. Things are a little different now, but many things are still the same. Now, as a parent and committee member, I understand how much work went into planning and preparing for this special day because it is no less today. The hours are many and the work sometimes overwhelming, but the ultimate outcome makes it all a success. And when I know that every penny goes to the teaching that takes place at Worthington Christian School, it’s a sacrifice we are all willing to make.
Now our auction would not take place were it not for the support of the community or the families of our school. Many businesses generously donate items or services, and each family has given several personal items of interest. Items range from homemade baked goods (still a top-money item), baskets put together by the different classrooms, farm tools, equipment or supplies, decorative items, gift certificates for a variety of events or services … and the list goes on and on. Families and businesses give from their hearts. In this day and time when for some it is a struggle, it is amazing when a donation comes in and it’s beyond what we had hoped for. I know it’s not by any of our doing. The success and tremendous giving is a blessing beyond the doing of our human hands.
So on Dec. 10 the bidding will begin again, and the first “yip” and “sold” and “that went for how much?” will be heard. If you’re interested to see what all the excitement is about or you just want a good slice of homemade pie and to support a great cause, feel free to come on by. Our auction is on Dec. 10 and will be at the Worthington Christian School gymnasium with a lunch counter and live auction beginning at 11 a.m. I hope you come to enjoy an afternoon of fun and maybe even make some auction memories for yourself. We are very thankful for your support of Worthington Christian School.
Becca Haack is a second-grade parent at Worthington Christian School.