Collins Career Center to host stained glass auction

Published 11:00 pm Saturday, April 25, 2009

GETAWAY — The basis is math and geometry and, of course, community service. The end result is dazzling works of art.

The third annual Collins Career Center stained glass auction is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school in Getaway. More than 100 math students made approximately 90 stained glass works. The goal is to raise $15,000 for the American Cancer Society.

“We push commitment to community,” CCC Associate Director Tomi Blankenship said. “That service is part of their employability skills.” She said the school also has a Relay for Life team.

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Christi Faulkner, one of four math teachers supervising the stained glass auction, agreed.

“It’s a service learning project,” Faulkner said. “This is something the governor is trying to push, for all students to create a service learning project. We also want them to apply the math skills they’ve learned. And this goes for a good cause. They’re helping save people’s lives.”

The other math teachers are Amy Brown, Kristi Meadow and Jami Harper.

Something new this year has been added to the auction: furniture and furnishings. Approximately 28 carpentry and building maintenance students, under the direction of Matt Parnell and Danny French, have built 2 coffee tables, two end tables and two Adirondack chairs to auction off. Fifteen early childhood students, under the direction of Jane Jarvis, have made a breast cancer quilt. Cafeteria Director Melinda Suttles made two throws that will auctioned off as well.

The CCC auction has raised more than $20,000 in its two previous years. All bids will begin at $50. For more information call the school at 867-6641.