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Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties

Jul 05, 2017

Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties

The 2017 silent auction held annually by The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties at the Greater Jefferson County Fair was deemed successful again this year, per booth chairwoman Darlene Vorhies.

A complete thank-you list of monetary donors, and of silent auction and raffle items, to raise funds for camperships for local/area individuals to attend Camp Courageous, will be printed in The Fairfield Ledger soon.

The Arc also held drawings at the fair for two raffles, as well as The Arc’s annual free drawing for kids.

Chloe and Ivey Combs of Chicago, visiting granddaughters of Gary and Kathy Henry, pulled the following kids’ names: first place for $5 and a Burger King cone was Cruz Shondel; second place for $3 and a cone was Tristen Garretson; third-, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-place each got a $2 bill and a cone to: Hailey Brinkmeier, Chloe Combs, Kaylee Six, and Eddie Murphy; seventh-, eighth-, ninth and 10th-places each got $1: Brogan Spray (though efforts to reach him have failed to date), Braxton Gomez, Brayden Wages, and Peyton Sidoreus.

Brooke Ledger pulled the winning name of Nicole Cotner Withrow for raffle No. 1, which involved golf, numerous local places to eat and a collectible Chicago Cubs Training Cap — the cap was donated by Lori and Scott Vaughan; Kingston-St.John pulled the winning name of Mike Carr for raffle No 2, which was sort of a gambler’s package.

Over 100 area businesses and individuals donated a total of nearly 200 items for the silent auction, the items acquired by Mike Carr, Jim Downing, Kathy Henry, Mary Sue Hoaglin, Brian Simmons, Darlene Vorhies, and Ronnie Withrow. Though some bidders have yet to pick up their items, Vorhies, believes the silent auction will raise over $3,000 toward Camp Courageous camperships for local/area individuals who are intellectually or otherwise developmentally challenged.

Around 18 items had been donated to the American Legion Auxiliary to help bring The Wall That Heals to Fairfield. Space was allowed at The Arc booths to sell those as silent auction items during the fair, and Vorhies believes around $300 was raised toward the auxiliary’s project.


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