River View holds auction for United Way

| September 18, 2018

River View Junior High Vice Principal Brad Baker was the auctioneer for this year’s River View High School United Way Fundraiser. The annual event raises funds for both United Way and another community effort that is chosen by the students at a later date.

WARSAW – River View High School continued a long-standing tradition on Tuesday, Sept. 18 as the whole high school student body and staff members came together in the gymnasium to support United Way and another community-minded organization by hosting their annual auction. Some of the items auctioned off were Subway subs, chips and drinks, homemade ice cream, cookies and other sweet treats, and many other delicious foods.

“We donate to United Way and then the kids pick another community effort to give to,” said Stephanie Snyder who coordinated the event along with Analea Smith. “Last year, they donated to Michaela Elson, who was a graduate of River View. We haven’t talked about what we’re going to give to this year yet.”

When the kids arrived, they received a bidding number and as the homecoming court held up each item, it was auctioned off to the highest bidder. Some students grouped together with their friends to pool their money and go for high-ticket items. Once the highest bidder was announced, they were invited to take their winnings out to the cafeteria to enjoy it. Student council members and staff donated the items to be auctioned off.

Junior High Vice Principal Brad Baker served as auctioneer.

“It’s a really great cause to support and recognize everything United Way does for our community,” said Stephanie Snyder. “Most of our kids probably benefit in some way from United Way and they probably don’t even know it.”

Some of the items went for $60 and up while others sold for $10 or $20.

“I think it’s a great idea to teach kids at a young age to pay it forward,” said Lyn Mizer, executive director of United Way. “It’s one way that the students can participate in raising funds for programs that are beyond themselves. We will return this money to the county and they will definitely see a return on their investment.”

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