Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
St. John's Prep Middle School students (grades seven and eight) raised $1,100 within an hour to purchase gifts for an "adopted" family at Anna Marie's Shelter in St. Cloud.
Students brought in wrapped gifts, which in turn, were put up for bid at the school. Col. Frank Imholte, from Black Diamond Auctioneers, donated his time to lead the bidding process.
Anna Marie's provides safety for battered women and children in the nine-county region of Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Wright, Mille Lacs, Isanti, Kanabec, Chisago and Pine Counties.
Founded in 1857, St. John's Prep is a Catholic/Benedictine private day and boarding school, providing students, of all faiths, in grades six-12 with a college-preparatory curriculum. Busing and scholarships are available. For more information, visit www.sjprep.net, or call (320) 363-3321.