Donated car a top item in Forks scholarship auction
Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News
Grant Williams, right, a sales representative for Wilder Auto of Port Angeles, presents the keys to a 2000 Honda Accord to Forks High School Athletic Director Mark Feasel on Thursday. Wilder donated the car to the Quillayute Valley School District Scholarship Auction, which continues today.
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The auction, which began Saturday, continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today in the student commons at Forks High School, 261 S. Spartan Ave., where items are on display.
The auction also is carried live on Forks 1490 AM/96.7 FM radio and live-streamed at www.searchforks.com/qvsa, with photos of the auction items available on the website.
About 1,000 items are offered in the 49th annual edition of the fundraiser organized by the Forks High School Class of 2013.
The car is to be auctioned off likely today, said Marcia Bingham, a member of the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Committee and director of the Forks Chamber of Commerce.
Also up for bid are a $1,000 pontoon boat from Forks Outfitters, at least 15 package trips and wood carvings and metal sculptures created by inmates at the Olympic Corrections Center, said Rachel Harner, senior class liaison for the auction with fellow student Nate Brock.
Other auction items are knit hats, hand-knitted “Star Wars” figures, Twilight-themed gifts, fishing trips, tools, shirts, books on Forks-area history, art pieces, beauty supplies and gift certificates for a wide variety of stores and services.
Bids will be accepted through today, Harner said.
Money from the annual auction funds awards to Forks High School graduating seniors and graduates to pay for college costs, vocational school fees or tools for work.
Can apply twice
They can apply for scholarships twice in their lives.
Recipients can use the scholarship for any continuing education, including vocational or certificate training.
In the 48 years of the auction, more than $1 million has been raised for Forks alumni to continue their vocational or higher education goals.
Last year's auction made $59,800, and the Class of 2013 wants to top that, Harner said.
Bids can be made in person at the student commons or by phoning 360-374-6262, ext. 228 or 229, during the event, Harner said.
Credits cards will be accepted, and all sales are final.
Rules require that items must be picked up at Forks High School Commons before the close of the auction each day.
Last modified: March 16. 2013 5:35PM