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2012 Online Auction kicks off Thanksgiving Day

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Submitted by District 214 Community Education Foundation

Ready, set, bid! Come Thanksgiving Day, make sure you leave room for a plateful of bidding as the 2012 Online Auction comes to you live starting at 6 p.m. through eBay, kicking off the season for Holiday Gift Shopping with a Heart!

Brought to you by the District 214 Community Education Foundation, the 2012 online auction runs for 10 days from Thursday, Nov. 22 to Saturday, Dec. 1. Be the first to bid on tickets to coveted sports events, romantic getaways, hotel stays, golf packages, gastronomical junkets to the hottest restaurants in the area, autographed memorabilia, and much more.

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From a signed Justin Bieber picture frame, to a signed Blackhawks collectible, to several wine tasting experiences at some of the finest locations in the area, to a walk-on role in A Christmas Carol at the Metropolis in Arlington Heights, this year's online auction presents the best gift ideas for everyone on your list this holiday season.

"We're very excited to have the online auction this year," said Mike Field, Community

Education director. "This is a terrific opportunity for the Foundation's friends and supporters to name their price on wonderful items and experiences for holiday gifts, while supporting Community Education's many vital community-based programs and services."

District 214 Community Education, one of the nation's premier community education programs, serves over 50,000 participants every year. Proceeds from the online auction will benefit programs that include English as a Second Language (ESL) for adults, the Catherine M. Lee Women's & Children's, Kids on Track, Adult Education & Family Literacy, Adult Basic Education, Cultural & Performing Arts, and Intergenerational and Older Adult programs.

"The items on this year's online auction offer bidders the biggest bang for their buck,"

Field added. " I encourage all the families and friends of District 214 to spread the word and support our auction. Your generosity will go a long way toward making somebody's holiday brighter and more meaningful this year, while improving the quality of life in our communities at the same time."

For more information or questions, please call (847) 718-7708/7799. To bid, visit Community Education's website at www.ce214.org.

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