The DeForest Area Middle School 7/8 Library Chair Auction is scheduled for August 29 through September 11 (note new, extended date!). This exciting fundraiser will support renovation of the library that serves 7th and 8th grade students. According to librarian and auction organizer Laura Shucha, “the renovation project will bring student resources, access, and library furnishing up-to-date.” As part of this renovation, the current wood library chairs were retired. “It was decided that offering them for sale to the public would be a good idea, but offering them to sale as works of art would be an even better idea,” said Shucha. “We have 22 local and regional artists who have beautifully redesigned over 25 former library chairs. We are looking forward to sharing these chairs with the public and fostering some spirited competition to win each chair via the silent auction.” All funds raised will be put toward the purchase of furnishings for the 7/8 Library.
The redesigned chairs will be on display from 4 to 6 pm on Monday, August 29 during the middle school’s Backpack Night. An online auction will begin at 4 pm on the 29th and will be open until 4 pm on Sunday, September 11. Online auction services have been generously provided by Sunrise Auction Company. Chairs can be viewed and bid on at any time between the opening and closing at www.sunriseauctioncompany.com.
Individual chairs will be on display at several local businesses throughout the community before the auction begins, August 16-26 (see list below). In addition, all chairs will be on display at the 7th annual Yahara Riverfest at Conservancy Commons Park on Saturday, September 10.
One to three (or more) chairs will be on display at each of the following businesses for the two weeks before bidding begins. Check them out and begin planning your bidding strategy!
Lake Windsor Golf Club, Parkside Village 55+ Community, Village of Windsor, Windsor Family Dental, Tricor Insurance, UW Health DeForest-Windsor, DeForest Area Public Library, UnityPoint Health – Meriter DeForest-Windsor, Bakke Chiropractic Clinic, DeForest Area Middle School, DeForest Area School District Administrative Office, Essential Family Vision Care, Settlers bank, and DMB Community Bank.