Benefit & Silent Auction

The Benefit & Silent Auction on October 4th, 2009 at Severna Park Elks was a huge success due to the generous contributions of businesses, private donations and Cody’s dear friends.  The Benefit & Silent Auction grossed $18,978.63 (tickets, Silent Auction items, 4 gambling wheels, 50/50 raffle). Ticket sales at $30.00 each was a bargain including food, beer, music and the Octoberfest ambiance!  Earnings from tickets generated about $9,460.73 from the over 300 paid guests (present & absent).  Over 135 businesses donated items to make our event meaningful!  The Silent Auction tables attracted bids donating approximately $8529.35 to TCSJF (The Cody St. John Foundation).  Gambling wheels gleaned a total of $765.55.  Then the 50/50 Raffle made $223.00 for TCSJF.  Expenses, such as food for the event, supplies, etc have been deducted giving us $17,788.99 so far.  The final profit has not been calculated.  Even after four contacts with the Severna Park Elks, they have not presented TCSJF with a final bill for rental of hall ($200.00) & the four gambling wheels, and the beer. Our best estimate is a profit of about $16,500.00…

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