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CGCREA raises $6800 for scholarships

November 18, 2017 GMT

The Calhoun Gordon County unit of the Georgia Retired Educators Association recently held their Scholarship Auction.

When retired Calhoun High School educator Ken Proctor passed away and left money in his estate to be used for scholarships, the CGCREA created a Scholarship Foundation. For several years they have held auctions to add to that amount. With additional funds from donations and from the auction, the scholarship amounts given to three area graduating seniors who chose education as their field of study will be increased in value.

This year’s auction was held at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College. A silent auction was followed by lunch, catered by David Burton and a live auction, conducted by Joni Harbin, completed the day.

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Bidders for both auctions were plentiful and future students will benefit. The comedic comments of auctioneer Joni Harbin kept spirits up and tempers down as the bids for certain items went back and forth among those present for the live auction.

The 2017 Scholarship Auction raised $6,800. Many hours of preparation went into the success of the auction. Members of the Unit gladly brought items and area businesses were very generous with their donations. Calhoun Gordon County Retired Educators Association wishes to thank those who helped: Applebee’s, Barbara and Jimmy’s Diner, Delilah Baxter, Belwood Nursery, Best Friends Animal Hospital, Big John’s Treat Shop, Big Springs Water Co., Body Design by Nikki Clance, Bombshell Taning, R. Duke, Calhoun Aquatic Center, Calhoun Coffee Company, Calhoun High School, Calhoun Times, Cheeseburger Bobby’s, Cherokee Cycles, Chic-fil-A, Christian and Jakes Bistro, Coast to Coast- Jimmy Payne, Country Friends, Cracker Barrel, Crowley Drug Co., CVS Pharmacy, Daddy O’s Donuts, Dairy Queen, Dr. Larry Davis, Mike “Doc” Davis, Ron Dobbs, Johnnie Dobson, Dub’s BBQ, Ed Walraven Consulting, El Nopal, The Filling Station (Dalton), Fitness First of Calhoun, Flower Cottage, Georgia Bank and Trust, Glitzy Chiks, Habitat ReStore, Haney Jewelry, Harris Arts Center, Home Depot, House Office Products, Ingles, Lighthouse Christian Bookstore, Longhorn’s Steakhouse, Magic Maids, Margie Moss, Mathews & Parlo, Merle Norman, Michael’s Carpet, Mohawk, Mother Nature’s Eden, Owens Florist, Petals and Lace Florist, Pinkard’s Restaurant, Prescription Shop, Pizza Hut, Prater Ford, Ronnie Reeves, Shoney’s, Stroll-n-Shine, Sam and Nancy Ratcliff, Reese’s, The Ridge Books (Bob and Lee Linn), Ruby Tuesday, Sellers Eatery, Tom and Carol Shanahan, Sharon’s Silk Flower Outlet, Starbucks, Sub Delites, Taco House, Janet Thomason, Tot Roost & Teens, Tundra’s Hair Studio, Velo Vineyard, Walls by Ansley, Wall Street Grill, Walmart Superstore, Western Plastics, Yellow Jacket Drive-In and Firehouse Gym.