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A variety of items created by CCISD CTE Students that will be auctioned off to support CTE Scholarships.
Items created by CCISD CTE Students will be auctioned off to support CTE Scholarships.

HOUGHTON, MI (November 30, 2023) – Mark your calendar and join us on Thursday, December 7, 2023 for the ninth annual collaborative holiday celebration with a cause! There will also be an online auction that can be accessed starting Friday, December 1, 2023 at NOON and ending at the event at 8pm on Thursday, December 7, 2023. BIDDING CAN BE DONE ONLINE or IN-PERSON the night of the event at https://www.biddingowl.com/CTESCHOLARSHIPS. This year’s auction will have over 50+ items, including several unique items crafted by the CCISD and High School CTE students.

The IN-PERSON event will be held on Thursday, December 7th at the BONIFRE, 408 E Montezuma Avenue, beginning at 6:00pm. Admission to the event is $30 and guests are encouraged to pre-register through the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce website: www.keweenaw.org. All bidding will be done online at the in-person event, so make sure you sign up for your FREE account through www.biddingowl.com.

All funds raised through the auction benefit the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation-Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance CTE Scholarship Program to help students pursue a certificate, one- or two-year career technical education program. Copper Shores has committed to managing and providing the scholarships and KEDA has committed to continue to raise funds annually for the education scholarship endowment that Copper Shores has established.

“It is through the generosity of all the businesses in Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties that we can continue to offer this scholarship.” said Jeff Ratcliffe, Executive Director of KEDA.  Students and parents are encouraged to contact their respective high school, the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation or KEDA for more information on the scholarship program and an application.

“This event is a great opportunity to come together and celebrate the season and our community. Attendees will have the opportunity to capture some memories at KYP’s holiday photo booth, enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, listen to music, and connect with local community members,” says, Katie Schlief, of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce. “It’s great to see the community support of this event over the years and the commitment to raising funds to support local trades scholarships.”

The Bonfire has agreed to host the fundraiser again this year and the event will feature delicious hors d’ oeuvres, and desserts. The event will be held in the upper-level bar and a cash bar will be available. Live music throughout the night, sponsored by the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation.  Guests are encouraged to pre-register through the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce website: www.keweenaw.org

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