HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The annual SHARE Haiti Benefit Auction is Friday night at the Pleasantview Activity Center at 5015 South Dean Road. The waffles and sausage start at 4:30 p.m., with the auction at 6:30 p.m. This is to benefit their school in Cote de Fer, Haiti.
“This year, we have approximately 350 students in our school,” said board member Mervin Fisher. “There are 50 teachers and staff there, so not only is it benefiting the kids with getting them a quality education at a Christian school, but we also are giving jobs to the community.”
The school that the auction supports continues to grow.
“The way that we set the school up is, we started with kindergarten,” Fisher said. “Their kindergarten over there has three grades, beginning at three years old, so its three, four and five year olds and then each year, we add a grade. This year, we’re in sixth grade. Every year, there’s more kids, there’s more funding needed for the school. It just keeps growing every year.”
The big ticket item this year is a fully built out 30x40x10 Stud Wall Garage.
“It’s a complete garage, concrete floor and everything,” said Keith Nisly with the auction. “All this stuff has been donated by local companies. You know you’re going to get local people. It’s not somebody that’s from out of town. It’s people that live and work right here in the community. That’s one of the highlights of our sale. It sells at 8:00 p.m.”
You can find the full list of auction items and photos of almost all of them, as well at the SHARE Haiti Facebook page.