UPDATE: Dinner, auction yields $9,000 for garden

March 31, 2010 by

The first full day of spring brought out a crowd to support Concordia’s new Community Garden of Hope, while also enjoying a full dinner, a diverse silent auction and the company of longtime friends.

Sunday’s annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction attracted about 375 guests, plus more than 40 volunteers from throughout the community, and raised $9,000 — a significant increase from the $6,000 raised at last year’s dinner and auction. (The total raised went up from $8,500 with a late donation — thanks!)

Funds from this year’s dinner and auction will go toward the new community garden, which will be in a 100-by-200-foot plot at the northeast corner of the Motherhouse property. The sisters donated the use of the land for the garden, set to open in mid to late April with 26 individual plots, and the proceeds from today’s event will go toward the expenses of getting the garden prepared for planting.

The hottest item among the 40-plus in the silent auction was a basketball signed by the players and coaches of the KU Jayhawks; the winning bid for that March Madness memento was $675. A similarly signed K-State basketball drew just $200 as the winning bid, while a Nebraska Cornhuskers ball went for $100.

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One Response to “UPDATE: Dinner, auction yields $9,000 for garden”

  1. Loretta Jasper, csj on March 22nd, 2010 4:22 pm

    Hands down: “a good time was had by all”. What a fun event to be a part of.
    The pastor I worked with in Aurora, IL. years back would say: “Let’s have a good time and if we make a few dollars…that is good (and we always did). AND, yesterday we did as well. Thanks to the village of help and guests which made it the day it was.

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