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Camp Ondessonk Quarter Auction Nets $3200 for the Campership Fund

Camp O Quarter Auction Nets $3200 for the Campership Fund

By Connie Lanaghan

Bid paddles were waving and quarters were “cha-chinging” as 110 Camp Friends gathered for the 1st Annual Camp O Quarter Auction, held on February 19th, 2012 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Highland, Illinois. Twenty-four area vendors set up their wares for a pre-auction shopping party, and they graciously donated more than 140 items for the silent auction, attendance prizes and the main event.

“I think we had a good turnout, and we met our goal for our first year,” said Camp board member Cindy Knebel, who coordinated the event with fellow board member Lynn Fuhler.  “About 80% of the attendees won some sort of prize and everyone had fun.”

Quarter Auctions are the newest craze in fundraising events, and are growing in popularity in the St. Louis area. A cross between an auction and a bingo, bidders place quarters on the items they want to bid on and raise their paddle number, and the winner is chosen by a drawing.

Big Heepwahs to Cindy Knebel and Lynn Fuhler for spearheading the event, to all the participating vendors, and the Lodge and Camper volunteers who worked at the event!

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