As the sun began to set along First Street on Saturday evening, the Lincoln Community Center parking lot was already full of cars. The 12th Annual Dessert Extravaganza and Auction was opening its doors and people weren’t leaving anything to chance. They wanted to be sure they could get a taste of the various cakes, cookies, pies and other dessert items inside.
The Dessert Extravaganza and Auction is the primary fundraiser for Community Christian Schools. Principal Julie Bline said the fundraiser provides approximately 25% of the school’s operating budget.
Over 300 people attended the event. Each dessert was donated as a set of two, one to be cut up for tasting and the other one left intact for sale. After the first 45 minutes, many of the desserts were tagged with “sold” signs.
In addition to the tasty desserts, the silent and live auction tables offered numerous donated items, including destination vacations, airplane rides and lunches with various local celebrities.
As the live auction began, guest auctioneer Doc Livingston stirred up the enthusiasm and brought in some great bids for the benefit of Community Christian Schools.
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