Young Life seeks art donations


Moffat County Young Life, a Christ-based mentoring program for Craig youths, plans to hold its semi-annual Arts & Crafts Auction on Nov. 10 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

Young Life Area Director David Pressgrove said the art auction is an important fundraiser for the organization.

"We hold a number of fundraisers each year, including the car show during Whittle the Wood, a mini golf tournament and our banquet," he said. "Last auction, we had donated art ranging from stained glass to deer and elk horn knives for the auction."

Pressgrove said generous donations from the community keep programs going that give local youths positive alternatives as well as adult role models.

The proceeds from the auction will go toward sending local youths to the Young Life Snow Camp, a yearly adventure that takes them to the Frontier Ranch near Buena Vista, where youths participate in structured activities.

The doors at the event open at 7 p.m., and the auction is planned for 8 p.m. until all the donated items have been sold.

Dessert will be served at the auction, and a short program will describe the operation and benefits of Young Life to buyers before the sale.

Young Life, combined with its middle school students affiliate, WyldLife, mentors between 30 to 60 youths weekly at its location in the old Greyhound bus depot building on Russell Street behind Carelli's Italian Restaurant. Last year, more than 80 local youths attended a Young Life or WyldLife camp.

Anyone with artwork or crafts they would like to donate to the auction is encouraged to call Pressgrove at 629-9600.

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