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VAN WERT, Ohio – The St. Mary of the Assumption Church and School will hold its annual fundraising auction on Saturday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

The theme for the evening is a Mexican fiesta and there will be a meal, a large variety of items to bid on, cash prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets for the meal are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The evening’s menu includes chips and salsa, rice, tacos, a salad bar and Mexican-themed desserts.

Preferred, VIP seating is available, complete with wait staff on the stage for easy bidding. Cost is $15 per ticket.

The evening’s festivities will include both a live and silent auction. Some items included in this year’s auction are:

· a vehicle donated by Greve Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep;

· items from Laudick’s Jewelry;

· a puppy package, including a golden retriever puppy with first shots, kennel, food, toys and veterinarian checks;

· a weekend resort getaway;

· gift certificates to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center;

· projects made by the school children; and

· a variety of services, gift baskets, gift certificates and other items.

All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School.

The mission of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School is to have religious and academic excellence go hand in hand, which will enable students to become living examples of Christ’s teachings in their community. St. Mary of the Assumption is the only Christ-centered school in Van Wert County offering classes for grades K through 6. While adhering to the teachings of the Catholic Church, the school is open to children of all faiths, of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin. Daily religion classes and weekly student Masses are part of our school curriculum.

Monetary and auction item donations, such as gift certificates, jewelry and gently used furniture, are currently being accepted. If you or your business would like to donate auction items, or you would like to purchase tickets, please contact the school office at (419) 238-5186.

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