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St. Anthony School celebrates 25 years of auctions

This year's fund-raiser includes an online auction that runs through April 16
by: Submitted photo, ADMINISTRATORS FOR A DAY — At last year’s St. Anthony School auctionEdward and Mary Ann Anderson won the bid for their children to serve as principals for a day, and Herman and Andrea Roberts won the bid for their children to serve as vice-principals for a day. So the kids took over the school on March 12 and were treated to an off-campus lunch.
Pictured above (from left) are George Anderson, Christian Roberts, Jeananne Bloudek (the real principal), Alex Roberts, Karen Bolliger (the real vice principal) and Janie Anderson.

TIGARD - It's auction time at St. Anthony School once again. The annual auctions, sponsored by the St. Anthony's Parents Association, help support the school's faculty and programs.                       

This year's 25th annual auction will be held on April 19 with a Mardi Gras auction beginning at 6 p.m., at the school at 12645 S.W. Pacific Highway. Auction items include a trip to Germany, golf getaways, a backyard makeover and several types of parties.

New this year is an on-line auction. Those wishing to bid on this auction can go to www.stanthonyauction2008.cmarket.com and bid on items from the comfort of their own homes. The online auction began April 4 and runs through April 16.

Call (503) 639-4179 ext. 224 for more information.

At the 2007 auction, two families won the chance for their children to serve as principal and vice principal for a day.

The 'principals' were Janie and George Anderson, the children of Edward and Mary Ann Anderson, and the 'vice-principals' were Christian and Alex Roberts, sons of Herman and Andrea Roberts.

These students spent their day - March 12 - in the school office sending e-mails and running an assembly. They designated the day as a no-homework day, and Friday, March 14, as a free-dress day. An extra-chocolate-milk day was added to the hot lunch menu and additional recess was granted to all students.

The acting 'principals and vice principals' were treated to lunch off campus by Mrs. Bloudek, principal, and Ms. Bolliger, vice principal. The day ended with the two administrators attending Anderson's and Roberts' classes.