Onekama students hold art auction to benefit Homeward Bound

ONEKAMA — Onekama Consolidated Schools teacher Dana Woolman is proud of the many talented students who participate in her art classes.

People place bids in the silent art auction that Onekama Consolidated Schools students held that raised $1,115 to benefit Homeward Bound Animal Shelter.

People place bids in the silent art auction that Onekama Consolidated Schools students held that raised $1,115 to benefit Homeward Bound Animal Shelter.

However, Woolman’s pride grew even larger after she saw what the students recently did holding an art auction of their works that raised $1,115 for the Homeward Bound Animal Shelter.

“The kids did really well,” said Woolman.

The auction took place at the Yellow Dog Cafe in Onekama and the student’s artwork was on display for a full week so the public had the opportunity take their time in viewing it all. All of the bidding was done in the silent auction format.

Make bids is what the community did in a big way. It made the students proud to be a part of the auction and to do something that will make a difference in their community. All the artwork the students created featured animals.

Part of the attraction for the students was the fact that they all share a love of the cats and dogs that Homeward Bound find new forever homes for on a daily basis. Homeward Bound is a no-kill shelter and that is something that appeals to the students.

“It’s important to donate,” said Onekama High School senior art student Carlee Pepera. “It helps the animals and I really like animals. Hopefully, it makes their stay at the shelter better or helps them find homes.”

Onekama High School student Sky Rider agreed that the cause to help the animals was an important one.

“I want to better the lives of the animals living there,” said Rider.

Mary Ann Wreschnig of Homeward Bound Animal Shelter was very appreciative of what the students did for the shelter.

“We thank them so much for holding this wonderful and fun event to benefit Homeward Bound,” said Wreschnig. “It is only through the generosity of our community members that we are able to continue to feed, shelter, vet and find homes for hundreds of dogs and cats every year. Every donation is deeply appreciated.”

Wreschnig also informed the students that the artwork of Onekama student Katelyn McGrady called “Election” has been selected to hang on the wall in the manager’s office at the Homeward Bound Animal Shelter.

 

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Posted by Ken Grabowski

Ken is News Advocate’s education reporter. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County schools and West Shore Community College. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3125 or by email at kgrabowski@pioneergroup.com.

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