Photo by Zachariah Bryan
Art displayed at the Ballard Branch Library will be up for auction on Saturday, Nov. 17

Buy art to support St. Alphonsus Parish School

If you've been inside the Ballard Branch Library these past couple weeks, you've probably noticed all of the art on display.

That art, which was created by students at the St. Alphonsus Parish School for the 24th Auction and Gala, will be up for auction this Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. The theme for the event is "Wings For the Future."

The goal of the event is to raise $25,000 to "spruce up" the school," according to St. Alphonsus principal, Selina Innes. Though it has recently had a seismic retrofit, she noted that other parts of the school are not doing so well. With the money, they will replace the mechanisms on all of the windows so they open and close safely, install refrigerated drinking fountains to the second and third floors, add a sink and countertop to the art room, and paint the walls and classrooms of the building -- including a new logo and motto on the main wall of the commons area.

St. Alphonsus has been in the Ballard community since 1907. According to the website, St. Alphonsus is an accredited Catholic school which accepts families of all backgrounds. They teach preschool through eighth grade.

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