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Deerfield-Windsor to hold auction

From left, the original Kinchafoonee Cowboys, Shane Cannon, Brad Hallford, Glenn 
Tennyson, Keith Cromartie and Chad McGrath, will perfom at Deerfield-Windsor’s “Bids to Boots” spring fundraising auction tonight at Doublegate County Club.

From left, the original Kinchafoonee Cowboys, Shane Cannon, Brad Hallford, Glenn Tennyson, Keith Cromartie and Chad McGrath, will perfom at Deerfield-Windsor’s “Bids to Boots” spring fundraising auction tonight at Doublegate County Club.

ALBANY — Deerfield-Windsor School will host its 2012 “Bids and Boots” auction this evening at Doublegate Country Club.

“The DWS Spring Auction is our school’s biggest fundraiser and a highlight of the year,” said DWS Director of Advancement Laurie Allen. “It is run by our PTO. Ashley Miles is our current PTO president and is heavily involved in making this event a success for our school and our students.”

Miles said the event’s organizers are always looking for new twists to liven up the auction.

“We have the original Kinchafoonee Cowboys, the original five, after 20 years,” Miles said. “We’ve added the cash option (to our tuition raffle) so you don’t have to be a Deerfield-Windsor parent to participate and win. We want to broaden the appeal of this event and bring people together for a fun, successful night for the school.”

The silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., and the live auction, featuring several unique items, will begin at 8 p.m. Light appetizers will be served along with an open bar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This year’s auction entertainment will be provided by Southwest Georgia’s favorite Cowboys, who will take the stage at 9 p.m.

Special bid items include a tuition raffle and “teddy bear blitz” for a chance to win a $3,500 diamond pendant. Just 100 bears will be sold for $50 each, along with other items.

A one-year tuition raffle, or a $5,000 cash option, will also be offered.

The DWS Spring Auction has been a tradition since 1996, when it was first held at Radium Springs Casino with the theme “Knights of the Round Table.” That year, Carol Davis and Judi Sikora served as co-chairs with the help of numerous volunteers.

This year, Lisa Shaw is serving as the auction chair.

Auction tickets can be purchased at Doc Heilinbel’s, Roosters, Allen’s Jewelers, Place on the Pointe, most SB&T bank locations, and Deerfield upper and lower campuses for $50 a person.