Auburn District II PTO To Hold Holiday Dinner, Charity Auction

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All of the money raised Nov. 30 will benefit Auburn students at Mary D. Stone and Pakachoag Elementary Schools.
All of the money raised Nov. 30 will benefit Auburn students at Mary D. Stone and Pakachoag Elementary Schools. Photo Credit: Auburn District II PTO

AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn District II PTO is hosting a holiday dinner and charity auction Friday, Nov. 30, to benefit the students of Mary D. Stone and Pakachoag Elementary Schools.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at J. Anthony’s Italian Grille, 206 Southbridge Road, Oxford (formerly Periwinkles Bar & Grille). Tickets for the evening are $25 per person, which includes dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Raffle tickets will also be available. 

All of the money raised will pay for educational field trips, enrich student events as well as fund equipment and supply purchases for students.

“This is our first time doing this holiday fundraiser, and we’re hoping for a big turnout,” said Denise Fanion, a PTO member and event organizer. “We already have a lot of people coming, which is great, and we hope more people keep on getting tickets for what should be a really fun night.”

In addition to enjoying a fun-filled evening, guests can also bid on auction items that could fill a holiday shopping list. These items include professional sports tickets and memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates, a Bose sound system, youth sports registrations, photography sessions, dance and fitness items, and passes to Six Flags and Davis Farmland, among several other items.

“We are very excited about our first Holiday Dinner and Charity Auction, not only because it will help raise the funds we need to ensure a successful school year, but also because it’s a great opportunity to bring together local families and members of the community for a fun event and a great cause,” said Brenda Carbonneau, Auction Committee co-chairwoman and president of the PTO.

A limited amount of tickets are available and must be purchased before the event.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Denise Fanion at 508-735-9959 or You can also connect with the Auburn District II PTO on Facebook.

If you cannot attend but still want to help the PTO, you can donate toys, gift cards, services or money. For donations, use the above contact information. 

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