The KNAPPA SCHOOL FOUNDATION auction, held March 20, was a whopping success, earning $61,732 to date (the total still isn't final). State Sen. BETSY JOHNSON raised almost a third of the amount when she made a plea for funds at the event, raising $19,300.

"One of the most spirited bidding wars was over a Pendleton Round-Up package, which included our book ('Pendleton Round-Up at 100: Oregon's Legendary Rodeo'), tickets to the Round-Up, accommodations, a bottle of Pendleton Whiskey and a Pendleton blanket," said STEVE FORRESTER, editor/publisher of The Daily Astorian.

Pictured above, top, from left, in a photo by JEANNE WINDSOR, secretary of KSF, are SANDRA PARKS, DONNA KARNS, KIM BROWN and GEORGIA OJA, who have been selling the raffle tickets every year for more than 10 years.

A new feature this year was flower baskets that were also sold at the event. CONNIE HUNT headed up a committee to get the baskets together and delivered to the gym with the help of the agricultural program students at the school. Also pictured above, bottom, the sold-out crowd in the transformed gym.

DIANE TIEDEMAN, volunteer and wife of KSF board chairman MIKE TIEDEMAN, said, "We have such generous donors and participants. It shows tremendous support for our kids and our community."

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