Silent auction to showcase Steamboat school’s heritage |

Silent auction to showcase Steamboat school’s heritage

— Heritage Christian School administrator Dave Entwistle said the school's annual auction Saturday night will be a time to showcase the positive impact the school has on families and students.

"I just love to have our school families and our community find out a little bit more about what we're all about," he said. "It's a chance to really highlight what's happening at the school. It is a unifying experience."

Saturday's silent auction also serves as the school's biggest fundraiser.

Entwistle said students and staff members have been working to decorate the school as they prepare to welcome the public Saturday night. School alumni also will be featured in a program during the auction.

"This year's theme is heritage and about remembering those who have gone before us," Entwistle said. "It's going to be very nice evening."

He said Saturday's silent auction will feature 75 to 100 items that range from a fly-fishing package to Colorado Rockies tickets. Heritage Christian students also have crafted several things to sell.

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First- and second-graders made clocks, third- and fourth-graders made snowboard swings, fifth- and sixth-graders made a mosaic tile frame for a mirror and seventh- and eighth-graders made embroidered hand towels. The high school students also will showcase a quilt they made that features drawings focusing on the theme of prayer.

Proceeds from the auction will go toward tuition and support the school's scholarship opportunities.

"I'm hoping to eventually get to a place where all of our proceeds from the auction go straight toward scholarships to let more students come here," Entwistle said. "We're not there at that point yet, but we'll keep putting our best foot forward."

Saturday's auction will be catered by Freshies, and members of the public can purchase tickets to the auction for $35 at the school.

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