This year, in an attempt to be a little more earth-friendly, the Melba Community Auction is selling soda cans instead of fountain drinks during the auction, which happens Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Melba High School.
This will reduce the paper cups/plastic lids and straw waste. It may just be a little good deed, but can possibly do a lot to help.
In conjunction, the Melba Community Auction is sponsoring a poster contest for the 4th- and 5th-grade Melba Elementary School students to help promote their 'Can' Awareness. They will create poster boards talking about aluminum can recycling and how the auction is making a difference.
Winners will be recognized the day of the auction and all of the posters made will be displayed the day of the auction. $20/$15/$10 gift cards will be awarded to top three poster winners. On the day of the auction, the Melba FFA, led by Josh Sanders, will be selling the soda 'Cans' and collecting the 'Cans' for Recycling.
In addition to the Poster Contest, Melba Elementary always helps out by putting together "theme" baskets to be auctioned off. If you haven't heard what your child's class theme is please contact auction organizers.
Also, be on the look-out for Middle School students selling tickets for the raffle, they are competing to win an iPod, Nintendo DS and a digital camera, plus other prizes. The Melba Little League also has been selling tickets at various locations and home basketball games, and the high school is gearing up to help the day of the auction.
The outside auction starts at 10 a.m. today on the school grounds, and the inside auction starts at 11 a.m. in the school commons.