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Spring Brings Auction Excitement

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Jessica Biel
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Glenholme celebrity guest, Jessica Biel, was captivated by the 2009 auction catalog and its abundance of exciting items and adventures.
James Marsden Auctioneer
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During Glenholme's 2009 Parents' Weekend Auction, James Marsden's effort as auctioneer kept the bidding frenzy alive well into the evening.
Washington, CT - It’s hard to imagine with the blistering cold winds gusting across the mounds of snow that spring is just around the corner. With spring comes warming weather, the pleasure of outside adventures, and the time of school auctions. Many schools from coast to coast including public, parochial and private, embark on the effort of fundraising through auction events.

The objective of auctions is to raise funds to support the school’s development efforts and it’s offerings for the students they serve. Glenholme incorporates their auction into a weekend of enjoyment for families with their event, known as Parents’ Weekend. This year, the event kicks off on Friday, April 30th, with a student choral performance and parent reception; Saturday is an action-packed day on campus overflowing with student-parent events incorporating family fun, healthy competition, and the thrill of a silent auction and tricky-tray bidding. Saturday evening is when the true excitement happens; in an eloquent atmosphere of dining and sharing company with friends, the bidding frenzy can capture the crowd as the bidders seek to win amusement park adventures for their students, spectacular weekend getaways for families, and the coveted “Head of School for a Day.”

The spring auction season is a staple of the annual school fund-raising effort, which has great importance especially during these difficult economic times. Glenholme recognizes that an economically diversified auction event is essential to a successful auction and donations of all values are necessary. The auction is an exciting, socially engaging, charitable event you simply do not want to miss.

Contact development for ways you can contribute to Parents' Weekend at 860.868.7377 or via email to Anthony Mercogliano, amercogl@devereux.org and Kirsten Pratt, kpratt@devereux.org

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.
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