Grace Christian School’s 16th annual Boots and Bandana Auction

By Lynn R. Mitchell

2It was Grace Christian School’s 16th annual fundraising auction that pulled out hundreds of supporters. The gymnasium was busy with silent auction lookers while those in the barbecue line (background) waited for BBQ dinners. The wait seemed longer than in the past with some standing an hour as the line crept toward the food.

As usual, we saw many friends from the community. That is one reason we have attended this event for the past 12 years — to support Grace Christian School and to reunite with friends at an event that is a kind of homecoming and reunion, all rolled into one. It was good to see folks like Dr. Kurt Michael, Jim and Marilyn Rimel along with Charlie and Lauren Rimel, Patti Lam, Don and Debbie Reid, Peggy Bell, Susan Wenger, Seth Gardner, and many others.

1An indication that it was pouring rain outside was the “umbrella check” right inside the door.

3Outside, the rain-soaked parking lot overlooked the western mountains with more heavy rain on the way along with foggy conditions. Here are some photos from the 2013 auction with lots of well-known faces from the Staunton-Augusta County area.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell

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