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Silent Auction Gives SGA Something More to Shout About


Student Activities personnel register potential bidders as shoppers browse tables stacked with goodness.
Student Activities personnel register potential bidders as shoppers browse tables stacked with goodness.
Stuffed elephants from the generous and practiced hands of Information Technology Services' Christine E. Atkins elicit smiles – and donations.
Stuffed elephants from the generous and practiced hands of Information Technology Services’ Christine E. Atkins elicit smiles – and donations.
Money may not grow on trees, but gift cards can sprout from greenery!
Money may not grow on trees, but gift cards can sprout from greenery!
Getting their offers down in advance of the 5:20 p.m. cutoff, bargain-hunters work the sales floor.
Getting their offers down in advance of the 5:20 p.m. cutoff, bargain-hunters work the sales floor.
The School of Construction & Design Technologies is well-represented, with items including a doghouse built by Women in Construction and an Adirondack chair made by the Penn College Construction Association.
The School of Construction & Design Technologies is well-represented, with items including a doghouse built by Women in Construction and an Adirondack chair made by the Penn College Construction Association.

Final totals are still coming in, but preliminary results indicate that Friday’s Student Government Association Silent Auction drew donations of $5,155 – thought to be the highest amount ever raised in the event’s nine-year history. Bidders had their pick of a variety of items, ranging from artistic handiwork to themed baskets to gift cards, with proceeds adding to the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Fund. “The Student Government Association is thrilled to have exceeded its $5,000 fundraising goal this year,” said Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities. “The success of this year’s auction brings SGA one step closer to being able to provide additional scholarship support.” He said this year’s auction was a true collaboration among SGA, the campus and local communities, showcasing local craftsmanship and talent. “SGA appreciates the support of the campus community and looks forward to continuing to raise funds to support exceptional student leaders here at Penn College,” Pace said.
Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

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