TCMS to host Annual Penny Auction


PRUNTYTOWN—Do you have some pennies lying around? If so, gather them up, for a chance to win some great prizes, while supporting one local school.

On Sunday, September 29, Taylor County Middle School will be holding their Second Annual Penny Auction.

The auction starts at 2:00 p.m. and doors open at 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and concessions will also be available for purchase.

It’s easy to participate, attendees will need to purchase a cup for $3. The cups will be sold at the door, while supplies last, and there is a maximum of five cups per-person. Only 400 cups will be sold.

After the cups are sold, items will be auctioned off, starting at a minimum bid of a penny and gradually increasing up to $1. The emcee will announce what the item is and how much the bid is for that item.

Attendees that are interested in the item will place that amount of money in their cup.

Then, a number is drawn, and if it matches the number on your cup and you placed a bid in your cup for that item, you are the winner.

The grand prize will $100 and there are plenty of other prizes, including a family pass for four to the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh, two tickets to Wonderworks in Tennessee, two tickets to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, two tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo, two tickets to Luray Caverns, a $10 gift certificate to Expresso Yourself Coffee House, a $20 gift certificate to Las Trancas, four tickets to Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Tennessee, home décor, Vera Bradley items and much more.

Parent Teacher Organization Secretary Michelle Persinger reported that all the money raised will stay within TCMS and will benefit both the students and teachers.

“This is the second penny auction the PTO has held at the middle school,” she shared. It is a fun time for all, children, adults, grandmas and grandpas.”

Persinger added that it is an activity to raise money for students at the school, while having fun and winning some great prizes, for as low at $0.01 cent, but no more $1.

“With the funds raised by the PTO last year, we were able to help purchase Christmas gifts for all fifth and sixth graders,” she shared. “We were also able to provide creative arts teacher and each grade-level teacher with needed supplies to begin the school year.”

So, gather your change and head out the Taylor County Middle School on Sunday, September 29, for an afternoon of family fun.

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