Fast and furious bidding between parents and grandparents of preschool students was the order of the evening during a Thursday auction to raise scholarship funds for Stepping Stones Preschool.
That scenario was set before the auction began when children proudly showed their art to their family members before auctioneers Joel Thomas and Adam Cope started hawking the goods.
“Let’s see if I can get $50 for this piece,” Thomas said when he held up the first painting. “Two dollars? How about $10? I never did this before.”
Bidding opened when he suggested $10 and ended with a sale for $40.
Art on the auction block was created by 16 preschoolers and six community artists.
Besides students at Stepping Stones Preschool, Joni Riemann, Elaine Ewert, Brett O’Dell, Lydia Gates, Lenore Dieter, and Ann Minear donated art for the auction.
The school’s scholarship account helps defray the cost of attending Stepping Stones for families who cannot afford to pay full price.
The first-ever art auction raised more than $1,000 for the scholarship fund.