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Tickets on Sale for Annual Gifft Hill School Dinner Auction


Feb. 13, 2008 — Organizers expect to sell out again this year for the 22nd annual Pine Peace Dinner Auction to benefit Gifft Hill School's scholarship fund, so reserve your spot early for the March 15 festivities.
The dinner auction will be held at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom. The art exhibition and silent auction runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
"We have art from local artists and some stateside artists," said Beth Jones, the school's development director.
The three-course dinner and the auction start at 7 p.m. Most of the items in the auction are travel packages, with a number donated by the Westin and Rosewood Resorts, which manages Caneel Bay Resort, for hotel stays at their string of properties on the mainland and in the Caribbean.
There are also business and construction packages.
"We make packages out of what gets donated," Jones said. "We get fabulous stuff."
The number of tickets is limited to 220 people at 22 tables. Tickets are $125 per person, or $1,000 a table. Last year the dinner auction raised $170,000 for the school's scholarship fund.
"Fifty-five percent of our students get financial assistance," Jones said.
The Pine Peace Dinner Auction name is a holdover from when the school was called the Pine Peace School.
"It's traditional," Jones said. "We just stuck with the name."
Dress is island fancy.
Make reservations at St. John Hardware in the Marketplace Shopping Center or by calling Jones at 776-1730.
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