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Krafty Kids Art Auction raises more than $1,000 for scholarships

4/29/2002
April 29, 2002

The Child Learning Center raised more than $1,000 at its first Krafty Kids Art Auction on Thursday. Money from the auctioned art will go toward scholarships for Austin Peay students who need help with childcare. Every piece of art sold.

The highest bid, $100 dollars, came from Angie Denton, for a piece of art by her son, Trent.

Denton was not the only person bidding on the piece, but she says she was determined to take it home.

"I hope in future years this will be a story my son and I can share, and it will build his self-esteem that he was involved in an event like this and that I was willing to bid against other people to buy his art. I consider this my Mother's Day gift to myself this year!"

Plans for the auction started in January of this year and were accomplished largely through the hard work of staff and parents of the CLC. Student Affairs, Student Life Services, the art department of APSU and area businesses also offered support.

The name, Krafty Kids," was the result of a contest among parents. Laura Langlois received one free week of childcare for the winning entry.

Brandie Dolberry put in 65 hours of her own time to help pull the event together. Kim Santulli, assistant director of the CLC, made easels for the artwork. Ed Atkins was the auctioneer. Paris Slayden passed out the bidding paddles and made sure the guest book was signed.

The CLC plans to make the art auction a tradition for many years to come. CLC Director Blanche Wilson says she hopes to quadruple that amount at the next auction.