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Alaska-themed CommUnity Auction a success

March 5, 2019

SCOTTVILLE — Dressed in prospector’s clothing, fishing gear, plaid flannels and moose costumes, donors and sponsors flocked to Scottville Optimist Hall by the hundreds Saturday to help raise money for Mason County Central Schools at the 24th annual Spring CommUnity Auction.

The attire was in keeping with the theme — North to Alaska — and a festive spirit overtook the evening as raffles were held and big-ticket items were auctioned off to raise money for classroom improvements and educational opportunities in the MCC school district.

Sponsored by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mason County Central Educational Foundation, the Spring CommUnity Auction is the largest fundraiser of the year for MCC, and Saturday’s event is expected to bring in $30,000 or more, according to organizers.

Chamber President Brandy Henderson Miller and MCC Schools Superintendent Jeff Mount thanked attendees for their generosity, and talked about some recent purchases made with funds raised by the MCCEF, including touchscreens for students in the middle school and high school buildings.

“The money’s going to great causes through the chamber and the Mason County Central Educational Foundation, and we can’t do it without you or the donors who donated most of these prizes out here,” Mount said. “It does truly take a village to raise a child, and the money that we make here goes back to the children in the classroom.”

Read the full story in Monday’s Ludington Daily News print or e-Edition.