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ART AUCTION HELPS AIDS ORPHANS - 01/06/06 

Senior Emily Kilbourn, organizer of the Acting on AIDS Chapter at Trinity, decided that an art auction would be a good way to raise money for AIDS orphans. She contacted students, faculty, and friends of the College to donate their artwork for the "Art Raid to Save" Thursday, December 8, in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby. The silent auction netted more than $1,000 for the newly-formed group.

"We just want to say 'thank you' to all who showed up and donated to this cause," Kilbourn said. "We hope the next auction will be an even bigger event."  

Among the evening's highlights were a mixed media painting by Ryan Bruxvoort '05, In the Beginning, which sold for $110, and a drawing by Sam McCune '06,  Art History, which garnered $80. 

Proceeds benefited the World Vision's HIV/AIDS Hope Initiative, which provides education and healthcare for children who are waiting for sponsorship. Student representatives offered information about World Vision, as well as alternative gift ideas for Christmas, such as buying a Rwandan family a goat for $30, at the event. 

The Acting on AIDS Chapter has tentative plans for another auction in April in collaboration with OPUS, Trinity's annual celebration of student scholarship, art, and achievement.


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