Two year resident of Foster’s Home for Children, Cooper Wood, was one of several young men given the task of guiding auction patrons to allocated parking at the annual fundraiser the home held Saturday in order to raise money for the day-to-day expenses of running the enterprise. He admitted the event is something the kids look forward to and work on the project throughout the year.
“We spend about four or five days getting prepared,” he said. “We get stuff all year, and we just built a new barn to put stuff in for the silent auction. We filled the gym with seats and have all kinds of cool stuff.” Cottage mate Darian Brown added everyone pitches in to get things ready. But the less pleasant task of cleanup has to be tended to as well.
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