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Record-breaking crowd, return at Christmas tree auction


December 8, 2021

Scott Swanson

Attendees enjoy lots of conversation during the dinner portion of the auction, held at the Sweet Home Boys & Girls Club.

Sweet Home responded to the first in-person Trees for Scholarships auction Saturday night, Dec. 4, with a record crowd and record spending.

The event, sponsored by the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation, was held at the Boys & Girls Club, because the high school cafeteria and commons, where the auction usually is held, were unavailable, said MarySue Reynolds of the organizing committee.

"It was great," she said. "The community really stepped up and really helped us out. I don't know if holding it at the Boys & Girls Club helped or what."

Attendance was at least 200, she said, which wa...

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