Online auction benefits food drive

Ghanian beads are among the items available for bid
Ghanian beads are among the items available for bid

What would you pay for a knitting lesson? Or a glass-bead necklace made by women in Ghana? Or freshly baked coconut macaroons?

Those entries and more are available in an online charity auction hosted by the School of Journalism and Communication to benefit the 2013 Governor’s Food Drive.

There are more than 20 items already available for bid through the end of February, and all proceeds go to the food drive – more than $200 has already been raised. You can also submit items to be auctioned.

On the Website, you can read item descriptions and enter the amount you wish to bid in the "bid amount" column; your bid must be higher than the current high bid by at least $1 – but don’t enter a "$" with the bid amount. Enter your name and e-mail in the appropriate fields and press “submit.”

When you click “submit,” the internal database is updated and your bid appears instantly. At the close of the auction, an email will be sent to the winning bidders with directions on how to pay and collect your winnings.

Highest bidders will be notified of their winning bid on March 4.

If you have any questions about bids or need further information, contact Stephanie Risbrough at or 6-2134.
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