CANTON, CT – The 2016 Winter Festival Online Auction, the largest fundraising effort for both Cherry Brook Primary School’s (CBPS) and Canton Intermediate School’s (CIS) PTOs, was once again a success! Each year this fundraiser helps to support important initiatives at both schools that are typically above and beyond the annual school budget. The money raised from the Winter Festival Online Auction is used to enhance the educational experience of the students at both schools in ways such as supporting cultural enrichment assemblies, funding the transportation costs associated with field trips, purchasing technology for the classrooms, and more recently upgrading the playgrounds.
This year the auction received approximately 640 donations made by just shy of 400 donors. Approximately a third of the donations came from new donors and there were over 50,000 page views during the 8 day auction period, with just shy of 3,000 bids across all items. Some of the donated items included skiing lift tickets, admission passes to museums and attractions, sports memorabilia, a sunset sail, rounds of golf, and a tool chest from NAPA.
As in previous years, the success of the auction is due to the generosity of local businesses, residents, staff members, and parents. The PTOs at Cherry Brook Primary School and Canton Intermediate School would like to sincerely thank all of our generous donors, as well as the following auction sponsors for their support of this event and our schools:
Benidorm Bikes, Blum Shapiro Consulting, Canton Little League, Connecticut Dance Academy, Dr. Cosgrove of the Pediatric Dental Center of Avon, Hoffman Auto Group, Jason Painting, Miners, Rosenberg Orthodontics, Showcase Kitchens, and Thomaston Dental Center.