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Preface Report: Class holds charity auction

A group of mass communication students organized an auction to benefit Bridges out of Poverty, a local charity that focuses on combatting poverty through education.

Students from “Discussion and Group Methods, Speech 229,” organized a paddle and quarter auction they’re calling Quarters for Bridges from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Eagles Lodge, 61601 Ironwood Road, South Bend, Ind.

Here’s how it works: Bidders buy a paddle for $5. Then, as each item is put up for auction, the bidder bids between one and four quarters. Once the bidding stops, the auctioneers pick the winner from among the bidders by lottery.

More than 40 businesses donated items for the auction, organizer Emily Yussum said. The top prize of the evening is valued at $350, but organizers are keeping it a secret until the auction.

“We have various prizes from gift baskets to gift cards,” Yussum said. “And your money would give back to the community.”

Golden Corral will provide refreshments during the auction.

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