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1st Annual Harvest Auction: a big success
In an exciting start for Fall Family Weekend, the South Kent School community came together in the Brown Gymnasium with tremendous enthusiasm on the evening of October 12, 2012 for the first annual Harvest Auction.
Thanks to close to 200 in attendances and a variety of contributions, parents, trustees and faculty raised their paddles to bid on such items ranging from trips around the country and the world, art work, gift certificates to local restaurants and Inns, a signed official US Olympic team women’s soccer jersey, donations for the boys and even being Headmaster for the day. The auction raised about $40,000 dollars with $13,500 going directly to improving quality of student life for the boys.
Kathy McCann, associate director of admissions and Priscilla Loomis, director of the parent committee at South Kent School organized the festive event.
"This auction was outstanding and added to an already fabulous Fall Family Weekend,” said Andy Vadnais, Head of School. “I am very thankful to Kathy and Priscilla for putting together such a fabulous event and am thrilled that our parents had a terrific weekend too,” he added.
The night began with cocktails and hors d'oeuvre for the silent auction followed by the boys joining their parents for dinner and the live auction. South Kent School is deeply appreciative of the efforts and donations that made the auction possible and representative of the power of the community.
“Planning for next year's auction is already underway, we look forward to another evening of a lot of laughter and fun while raising money for our boys,” said Vadnais.
More photos on the SKS Facebook page of the 1st Annual Harvest Auction