Waynesboro's Gala Cancer Auction set for April 30

April 18, 2011|By JENNIFER FITCH |
  • Denise Beck, a member of the Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Gala Cancer Auction steering committee, shows some of the items available for the event, set for Saturday, April 30.
By Jennifer Fitch, Staff Photographer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Sports tickets, vacation packages, quilts and a prisons tour are available during the April 30 Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction benefiting the American Cancer Society.

The auction's 30th year will kick off with a silent auction at 4 p.m. Oral bidding begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Downtown Eagles Club east of Center Square, according to steering committee member Jill Kessler.

Proceeds benefit the Franklin County, Pa., chapter of the American Cancer Society. The auctions have raised more than $1.8 million in the past three decades.

One of the unique auction items for 2011 is a tour for up 10 people at Roxbury Correctional Institution and Maryland Correctional Institution in Washington County, Kessler said.

"We have basketballs from Duke University," she said, saying the basketballs have signatures from the men's team, women's team and coach.

Donations stemming from student projects include a Penn State quilt from Hannah Zimmerman and two Adirondack chairs made by David Costlow.

National Honor Society students from Waynesboro Area Senior High School will set up prior to the event and serve food the night of the auction. Kessler said the auction's success is because of the willingness of people to volunteer and donate.

This year's theme is "Make it a Grand Slam Year!"

For more information or the view the auction catalog, visit

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