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Source: PostStar.com
April 16, 2007

Classic 1975 Stingray is centerpiece of annual fundraiser

GLENS FALLS -- St Mary's-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School will be holding its annual auction on Friday from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel.

According to Terri Suprenant, co-chairperson of the event, the main attraction on the auction block this year is a 1975 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which was donated to the school.

"It was an anonymous donor, a friend of St. Mary's," Suprenant said.

There will be a silent auction from 6:30 to 9 p.m., as well as a live auction from 9 to 11 p.m. with Martin Seelye.

The event, dubbed "Passport to Fun," will offer a night with an international flair.

Several themed rooms at the hotel will focus on different countries, including Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.

Each themed room will highlight auction items from a particular country and will also offer a sampling of that country's cuisine.

There will also be many miscellaneous items available for bid, unrelated to the themes.

The Stingray can be seen at the showroom of the Della car dealership on Broad Street until the night of the auction.

It will then be on display outside the Queensbury Hotel, near the parking lot, until 8 p.m., when Seelye will hold a separate live auction for the car.

Those attending Passport to Fun, as well as those not attending, are invited to bid on the car.

Admission to the event is $50 per person for the entire evening, which includes sampling of food, coffee and dessert.

For more information, contact the school at 792-3178 or see www.smsaschools.org/fundraiser.htm.