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SMPC youth holding auction to fund summer missions

Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church is holding an auction Sunday, Jan. 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to help fund its summer youth mission work.

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Members of the youth group at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church gather to do mission work in the summer of 2012, for which the group raised $18,000 through its annual auction to fund summer missions. This year’s auction is Sunday, Jan. 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This summer, the church’s high school students will be taking a road trip to Denver, where they will be volunteering at homeless shelters and soup kitchens as well as working on people’s homes, said Callie Latham, SMPC administrative assistant.

Middle schoolers are staying local this year, volunteering with Son Servants and Widow’s Harvest to work on homes near Harrison Bay State Park.

“We’ve taken several trips through Son Servants out of the country which were mostly manual labor,” said Latham. “[With this summer’s mission work] they will have more interaction with people, exposing students to something they haven’t had necessarily with the other trips.”

While enjoying a free meal, auction attendees will have the opportunity to purchase theme baskets created by youth group members as well as a wide variety of items in a silent and live auction. A few of the options available include a lake house getaway, gift cards to local restaurants, jewelry, salon services, yard and house cleaning, date night packages, summer camps and birthday parties.

Latham said the youth group was able to raise $18,000 through last year’s auction, and members are hoping for another successful event.

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