Mission Red Auction to help Red Cross

| March 16, 2015

COSHOCTON – There will be something for everyone at the upcoming Mission Red Auction.

The benefit for the local Red Cross will be held Thursday, March 19, at Coshocton Village Inn and Suites. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m.

“We have a lot of great things,” said Marlene Henderson, executive director of the Red Cross. “There is a plane ride from the airport, an Oglebay package valued at $400, all kinds of gift cards, two beautiful benches from Front Porch Country Store, and an open air safari ride from The Wilds. There is just a little bit of everything.”

Sports fans also will find items to bid on.

“We have tickets for the Blue Jackets and an assortment of sports memorabilia from the Cavs and different places,” Henderson said. “We have a wonderful group of volunteers that go and ask for all these items. They are all donated, which means all the proceeds from the auction stay here to help with disaster relief and other programs of the Red Cross.”

Sponsorships for the auction are $75 and include h’ordeuvres for four people, four drink tickets and your name in the program. To reserve a sponsorship spot, call the Red Cross office at 622-0228. If no one answers, leave a message and someone will get back with you as soon as possible. Sponsorships will be taken until the day of the auction, but those who wait until then are not guaranteed their name in the program. Tickets at the door are $10 and include an h’ordeuvres tray.

Food for the event is being donated and so is the time of auctioneer Greg Rice.

“I would love to see us hit the $9,000 to $10,000 mark,” Henderson said. “We’ve come pretty close to it in the past because we have a wonderful group of supporters. The auction is a great way to support the community and the Red Cross while having a good time and getting the chance to win some great auction items.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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