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January 27, 2006

AHS auction aims to raise over $30K

A signed guitar by Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi fame is one of the many items available for bidding at Agoura High School痴 annual auction on Tues., Feb. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the First Neighborhood Community Center in Westlake Village.

The auction is the largest fundraising event produced by the Associated Student Body (ASB). This year痴 event has a 展inter Wonderland� theme.

A second signed guitar from the rock band Toto will also be up for auction.

Movie and television memorabilia for bidding will include merchandise from the movie, 哲apoleon Dynamite,� the TV series, 擢amily Guy,� and a previously unreleased and autographed 典he OC� script.

Besides the signed guitars, event organizers hope to offer the Lakers suite at the Staples Center and a team signed and framed Galaxy jersey. The school痴 athletic teams have also contributed items, including a gambling basket with a poker tabletop, card shufflers, other gambling items and a barbecue basket.

Vacation getaways for auction will include trips to Hawaii and the Miracle Springs Resort in Palm Desert. Other items are spa retreats, Valentine痴 Day gifts, beauty and pampering baskets, DVD collections, jewelry and more.

Beth Stern, a senior and cocommissioner of fundraising with Sarah Kelly, said in keeping with the winter theme, hot chocolate, cappuccino, lattes and other warm drinks will be available, and dinner will be catered by Rosie痴 Bar-be-cue in Westlake Village.

Last year痴 event earned $26,000, but Stern hopes to make more than $30,000 this year.

的t痴 our most important fundraiser and the funds are vital to our extracurricular programs,� Stern said. 典he student council has been working on collecting items from the community since June, and we池e proud of the results.�

The Agoura Jazz Band will be performing at the event.

The silent auction raises funds for many school programs, including performing arts, the after-school program, athletics, dances, homecoming and more.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Agoura High School or at the door. For further information, visit www.ahschargers.com.

Posted by riesambo at January 27, 2006 07:31 AM