The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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April 19, 2014

Joplin Catholic schools to hold annual spring auction

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Area Catholic Schools spring auction will be staged Saturday at the Jack Lawton Webb Convention Center, 5300 S. Range Line Road in Joplin.

“I think for most of the people that do come to the auction — typically they’re parishioners, parents, past parents — they come for the fellowship with other people. We also have community members that just come and enjoy it,” said Renee Motazedi, development director. “Our goal, obviously, is to raise money for our schools, but also to promote fellowship among our community.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; food from Big R’s will be served at 6 p.m. This year’s event includes the wine pull, dessert auction, live and silent auctions and raffle.

Admission is $25 per person, which includes bidder number, food and drink. Tickets can be purchased online at

Silent auction items, which are now up for bid online, include children’s and household items and gift certificates from local retailers. The link to the auction is posted at Bidding will end at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

A silent auction that will take place at the event will include approximately 500 items in sports memorabilia, jewelry, art and home decor. There will be approximately 20 items in the live auction, including a Seagrove Beach, Fla., townhouse; a three-night stay at the Chateau Rouge in Red Lodge, Mont.; a Kansas City Chiefs game package; jewelry from Comeau Jewelry; four tickets to see a taping of Dr. Phil McGraw’s television show; and an “Angels for Joplin” work by local artist and McAuley Catholic High School alum Tricia Courtney.

Tickets for the raffle can be purchased separately from event tickets at the JACS Development Office, located at McAuley Catholic High School, 930 Pearl Ave., during school hours beginning Tuesday, for $100. Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Raffle items include a side of beef, a Kansas City Chiefs ticket package, a restaurant package and a “Pick of Live” option, in which the winner of the drawing picks any item in the live auction to take home before bidding begins.

Auction goal

Organizers hope to raise $80,000 through this year’s spring auction, now in its 18th year. Proceeds will go to Joplin Area Catholic Schools.

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