PTSA holds online auction for grad party

Kimberly Laura, Co-Editor in Chief

The PTSA will hold their third online auction to benefit All Night Grad. The two previous auctions were successful raising over $4000 in each auction.
“Expenses for an All Night Grad celebration for over 400 students are enormous. Ticket sales to seniors do help defray some costs, but the goal is to try and keep ticket prices affordable so that all seniors can attend. This auction is one way to raise money for this event,” Online Auction Coordinator Kate Scrivener said.
The online auction will take place on Bidding Owl and will go live in early February. Those who are interested in bidding must open an account on Bidding Owl. The website and auction will be regularly updated as the PTSA receives new donations and new bids.
The auction will begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 and close at 12 p.m. at Saturday, March 30. The winning bidders can pick up their items from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 at AHS.
The PTSA is currently accepting donations for their online auction. They are looking for gift cards, small to large gifts and other gifts that could be auctioned. If interested in donating auction items, contact the PTSA through [email protected]
“We reach out to local and national businesses. We seek donations of gift cards, products and/or services. In return, we advertise these supporting businesses through social media and on the Bidding Owl website. When a local business supports our school, we like to encourage students and families to patronize these businesses. This fosters growth and goodwill in our community,” Scrivener said.
A few items that have already been donated to the online auction include: entry tickets to Mt. Vernon and the State Theatre, Christine Adams pet sitting services, an Erin Nicole Brown photography session, and gift certificates to Oriental Trading, Muse Paint Bar, Sport Fair, Urban Evolution and Reston Limousine.
In addition to the auction, the PTSA has organized a fundraiser that began Oct. 1 and will continue until March 31 at any Glory Days Grill location. Receipts from Glory Days Grill can be turned in at the front office and 10% of the total purchased will go towards the All Night Graduation Celebration.
All Night Grad will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 10:30 p.m. to Friday, June 5 at 5 a.m. at Audrey Moore RECenter. Only 2019 AHS Grads are allowed to attend and doors close at 12:30 a.m.
A few unlimited activities available for seniors will be swimming, an inflatable obstacle course, video gaming room, massage therapy, a hypnotist, all night buffet and much more.
Tickets are currently $35 until Feb. 28 and will rise to $45 through June 3. Tickets will cost $60 at the door. Those who are eligible for free or reduced lunch can buy their tickets for $20.
Tickets can be ordered online at Ticket forms will be available in the front office.