Nearly 100 members of the Cincinnati East congregation and visitors joined in the fun for the evening. The auction was to raise money for the LifeNets youth projects in Brazil. These projects help fund a United Youth Camp and provide scholarships for the young people to go to school.
This year the ABC students put together a spectacular show filled with singing, dancing, skits, comedy, short videos, and even some dancing ninjas. The theme was “Ambassador’s Got Talent,” with a game show format that brought audience members forward to “spin the wheel of auction” to learn which performance or skit would appear next.
In between the acts ABC students and MCs Melody Hausmann and Ethan Hawkins auctioned off an array of donated cakes and desserts.
Held in another room was a silent auction where those participating could bid on donated items and gift baskets. The amount raised at the auction was $4,655, and more donations are expected to come in.
Organizing and presenting the charity auction is the largest activity that each ABC class puts together. While it takes a great deal of work, the benefits go far beyond just raising money for a good cause. The students strengthen their relationships, their skills, and their character in the process of overcoming the many challenges involved in a project like this.
Overall, the ABC 2016 charity auction was a success, and those who came out said it was an enjoyable evening.