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Holy Family Parish to have 12th annual charity auction

Staff writer

Generous-hearted deal seekers might want to caravan out to the Pilsen Community Center on Sunday for the 12th annual Holy Family Parish charity auction.

Sam Oborny, one event organizer, said there is a plethora of interesting items for sale, and the funds will go to local charities and individuals.

“Funds go to things like the Marion County Community Food Bank and Community Christmas,” Oborny said. “We also pick a couple families every year that need assistance in some way.”

She said money raised in years past was donated to county school districts for underprivileged children who may be in need of winter clothing or toys for Christmas.

“It’s a fun atmosphere,” Oborny said. “It’s really incredible how many people have come out in years past, but we want to get attendance up, so the generous people who donate items to the event can see the stuff go for what it’s really worth.”

Her son and nephew Ethan and Tom teamed up to make and donate a patio set with two metal benches, one of which is a tribute to Father Emil Kapaun, and the other incorporates a cutout of the Pilsen church.

Other items include a Pepsi chest cooler from between 1930 and 1940, and six handmade quilts stitched by local women. Those with an appetite might want to bid on a quarter cow or two half hogs.

Another man donated a chiminea he made out of tire rims. There will also be assorted antiques, and homemade jelly, jams, and pie available.

The auction starts at 12:30 p.m. and will include both live and silent auctions. There also will be a meal served at 11:30 a.m.

Oborny said a sampling of other items can be viewed online at the Holy Family Parish Charity Auction social media page.

Last modified March 4, 2015

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