WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Spa packages, sporting event tickets and autographed memorabilia are among the items to be auctioned later this month to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The 27th annual Gala Auction in Waynesboro will be held at the Eagles Club. This year's theme, "Building a World Without Cancer," was chosen by Nathan Kauffman, a junior at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.
"Once we have the theme down, everything pretty much falls in place," said Jill Kessler, chairwoman of the event.
One of the first steps in bringing the auction together involves sending out five dozen volunteers to solicit donations, the vast majority of which come from previous donors, Kessler said.
She said approximately 125 items will be featured in the oral auction, which begins at 5:30 p.m.
Among the goods being auctioned are two quilts made by Waynesboro Area School District elementary children. One of those quilts has pieces of fabric that children identified as important to them, and it includes pieces of baby blankets and T-shirts.