Tuesday School holds annual live, silent auction May 21

Published 11:10 am Monday, May 16, 2011

Tuesday School students with several of the raffle items. (photo submitted)

Tuesday School of Tryon announces its annual spring auction on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Harmon Field. The event will offer barbeque plates by Foothills BBQ, a bake sale, raffled items, face painting by Carey Emory of CME Expressions, inflatable activities by STJ Inflatables, musical entertainment by local bands such as Radio Robbers, Beautiful Mess and Ride with Daddy and a variety of donated items up for bid in a live and silent auction.

The activities begin at 10 a.m. with silent auction items up for bid throughout the event and will include live bidding, led by Joey Whiteside, starting at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit non-profit preschool Tuesday School.

As a 501(c)(3) parent-cooperative preschool, Tuesday School relies on the generosity of its community and the commitment of its parent volunteer force to educate preschoolers in Polk County and Upstate S.C. The school’s largest and most successful fundraiser is the annual spring auction that involves the community through participation from various local donors as well as items donated from major corporations. This event is open to the public.

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Some of the auction items include tickets to Biltmore House, a round of golf at local golf courses such as Bright’s Creek; passes to the zoo in both N.C. and S.C., as well as the Greenville Zoo, Western N.C. Nature Center, Ripley’s Aquarium and other museums; summer camp scholarships to Wilderness Cove and River’s Edge; tickets to Flat Rock Playhouse; furniture donations from local stores, including antique walnut chairs from Frog and Swan, home furnishings including a rug from Mimosa Carpets; gift certificates to various local spas and salons, including Lake Lure Salon and Spa; local restaurants like Caro Mi, Purple Onion and Side Street, and more. Check the website, www.tuesdayschool.org, for more information.

Raffle tickets and BBQ ticket sales are underway now. A raffle ticket will buy a chance at one of many gift baskets that include a coffee basket, a garden basket, a wine basket, a pamper me basket, and more. The barbeque plates will include a BBQ sandwich, beans, slaw and drink. The child’s plate will include a hotdog, chips, slaw and a drink. Both the BBQ tickets and raffle tickets will be available to buy on the day of the event as well.

Located at the Congregational Church on Melrose Avenue, Tuesday School has enriched the lives of children ages two to four for more than 35 years by employing certified preschool teachers who inspire learning through a developmentally appropriate curriculum, including exposure to Spanish and music. The school offers classes for 2 years old on Tuesday and Thursday, 3 year olds on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and every day for 4 year olds. Enrollment for the fall is ongoing with limited spaces available in each classroom.

To buy tickets for the raffle and BBQ or for more information, contact Yvonne Bebber or Amy Ashworth, at 828-859-0258 or visit www.tuesdayschool.org.

– article submitted by Yvonne Bebber