Online silent auction starts today

With the cancellation of the Holiday Hoopla dinner, the silent auction for the benefit of vocational and technical students is going online. It will run until December 8, next Wednesday. A link is available here.

The Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance is responsible for raising funds for a $ 1,000 scholarship for CTE students at 11 high schools in the Copper Country Middle School District. The fund is administered by the Portage Health Foundation.

There are 42 items up for auction this year, donated by several businesses in the region or made by welding students. Four hockey tickets, admission to the Mount Ripley Tubular Park, a trip for two to Isle Royale by seaplane or a handmade fire pit and log splitter are some of the highlights.

The full press release is below.


While the covid pandemic has continued to stifle our efforts to bring people together for our annual auction, it does not stifle our efforts to support the future of our young people. This year, we are continuing our efforts to raise funds to support students who wish to pursue a skilled trade after high school. Two years ago, we announced our partnership with the Portage Health Foundation, which ensures that one senior graduating from each of the high schools in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, including Horizons High School, has $ 1,000 scholarships to pursue a two-year certificate, skilled trades or program. PHF has assumed the provision of scholarships on an annual basis and KEDA is committed to continuing to fundraise each year for the scholarship endowment that PHF has established.

The annual silent auction is only possible because of generously donated items, our school districts and Copper Country ISD CTE classes who have built items specifically to support this skilled trades auction. Without this support, we would not be able to make these scholarships available.

You don’t need to register to view the items, but if you want to bid on the items, you must register. Registration is completely free. Registration collects contact information only. Winning bidders will be notified by email of payment of the winning bid directly to KEDA at the time the item is picked up. Pickup instructions are noted at the bottom of each item’s description.

To register, click on the Login / Register button at the top right of your screen. Once you’ve signed up and signed in, click on the green tab in the top left corner and select all items or scroll to a category of your choice.

For any issues or concerns, please call Sam at 906-231-1992

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