Scholarship auction set April 29

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The Person County Retired School Personnel will host its annual scholarship auction at 10 a.m., Monday, April 29 at Antioch Baptist Church.

The organization sponsors an auction every year for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors seeking to continue their education. This auction began in the 1980s with a goal of $1,000. As years went by, the auction was more and more successful which allowed the organization to increase the number from one to four $1,000 scholarships.

Mary Alice Elliott has been a special helper who always makes it her goal to bring many items for the auction and many people to participate.

Items that will be available range from crafts of all kinds, plants and baked goods to delicious cakes and pies. There are special days for which you may wish to consider purchasing gifts such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, birthdays and even Christmas gifts.

Dr. David Rogers acted as the event’s auctioneer and was a strong advocate for the scholarship. At his passing, the organization chose to honor him for all he had done to help the Retired School Personnel by naming the scholarship after him. Dr. David Chambers, pastor at Antioch Baptist Church, will be the auctioneer at this year’s event.

Person County Retired School Personnel gives more scholarships than any other like organization in North Carolina. They are able to raise this money because many people come to the auction and are eager to support the cause.

Golden Corral caters a meal at the event, which costs just $12. Those wishing to eat must call 336-597-8317 or 336-364-2346 to make a reservation.

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