January 1, 1999

Middlebury College's Third Annual Silent Art Auction to be Held on Jan. 16

Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Middlebury College's chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host its third annual silent art auction from 7:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 in the Grand Salon of Le Ch√Ęteau, off College Street (Route 125). The proceeds from the auction and other fundraising activities by the College chapter will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Addison County, the newly founded local affiliate of the national organization. The organization's mission is to build houses within the community for families in need. The auction will showcase works donated by Middlebury College students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free and open to the public.

"Last year's auction was very successful," said Middlebury College student Jennifer Jensen, co-chair of the College's Habitat for Humanity chapter. "Not only was more than $1,400 raised for the completion of a Habitat home in Huntington, but it turned out to be an excellent way to bring the community together and to promote student artwork on campus."

The silent auction is one of many fundraisers the student chapter has organized during this academic year. The annual 5K road race and a semi-formal dance were successful fall events. Spring plans include the chapter's second annual golf tournament at Middlebury College's Ralph Myhre Golf Course, and the annual spring break trip to participate in "Collegiate Challenge," Habitat for Humanity's collaborative building project for college students across the nation to work together on a Habitat home.

For more information about the auction, contact Middlebury College Habitat for Humanity student co-chair, Jennifer Jensen, at 802-388-1370.