TURNER – Auctioneer Abe Additon will again bring his gavel and his personal style to another Leavitt Area High School Project Graduation Auction, to be held Saturday, March 17, in the Leavitt Area High School cafeteria.

The auction is a fundraiser for the 2007 Leavitt graduating class chemical-free graduation party. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and the community is invited to view the items area businesses and individuals have donated. A day of bidding will kick off at 9 a.m., wrapping up around 3 p.m. once all the items have been sold.

Additon’s wife, Kathy, and Connie Maloney will also be on hand. Additon has presided over the auction since 1984. He is a parent, grandparent and substitute teacher in SAD 52.

On the auction block this year are a variety of items, such as fuel oil, fire wood, Red Sox tickets, pearl necklace, greens fees, loam, gravel, collectibles, gift certificates and homemade articles.

Items will continue to arrive up until the morning of the auction. Anyone who has an item to donate should contact Gary Nash at 225-5760, Bob Levesque at 225-5674 or the Leavitt Area High School at 225-3533. The items can also be dropped off at the high school the Friday evening or Saturday morning of the auction. A concession stand will be open all day to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks.

There will also be an evening of laughs with comedian PJ Thibodeau on Friday, May 11. Thibodeau and an opening act will take the Leavitt auditorium stage in support of Project Graduation. Thibodeau and his opening act are a PG13 show. Tickets will be on sale in April at the Pit Stop Store, Murray’s Mega Mart, Schrep’s Corner Store and at the Leavitt Area High School office. The tickets will be $15.

All proceeds from the auction and the comedy night will benefit Leavitt’s Project Graduation celebration. The Class of 2007 will be treated to a chem-free night of fun at the University of Maine at Farmington Health and Fitness Center on graduation night. The chaperoned event will feature food, swimming, basketball, volleyball, a climbing wall, amusements and prizes.

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