The 12th annual “Cash for Kids” auction, sponsored by the District 840 Foundation, is set for Sunday, and up for bid will be a diverse set of items, such as signed photos of Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, actual seats from the now defunct Metrodome, and an assortment of tickets and gift certificates.

“We’re out to reach everybody, so we have a little bit of everything,” said the foundation’s Pam Runge. “On some things, you’ll get a bargain, and, on other things, you’ll pay if you really want it.”

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for viewing and bidding of silent auction items. At noon, live bidding for children and classroom items begins. The silent auction begins at 1 p.m., and remaining bidding tables will close at 15 minute intervals after that. The live auction will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m.

The event will be held at St. James High School, and purchasing can be done by cash, check, or credit card. For children, there will be a Dino Bouncer, swimming, and an activities room. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. Food and drink--pork sandwiches, pizza, chips, fruit, and bars-- will be sold in the concession stand. The event raises money for the District 840 Foundation to buy educational items not covered by the budget for students.

For the rest of this story, please see the March 20 print edition of the St. James Plaindealer.