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All I want for Christmas: The Silent Night Silent Auction

Lauren Elliott | Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Need some help getting into the Christmas spirit? Not to fear, Silent Night Silent Auction (SNSA) has lots of holiday cheer! This Thursday Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., Pasquerilla East (not to be confused with Physical Education … sorry “The Week”) will be hosting its annual signature event, the Silent Night Silent Auction in the LaFortune Ballroom. SNSA is a charity event auctioning off Christmas baskets full of goodies that make perfect gifts for family and friends, as well as provide you with great bargains on the items in the baskets.

The Silent Night Silent Auction is the perfect opportunity to start getting in the Christmas spirit. There will be Christmas concerts from 6 to 8 p.m. by Josh Diaz, James Emanuel, The Undertones and Constance Jones. From 8 to 9 p.m. we will have Christmas Karaoke — the perfect chance for everyone who has been itching to sing along in the dining hall to claim their shining moment on stage.

Have you been missing the days where you could sit on Santa’s lap? Not to worry Santa Claus will be at the Silent Night Silent Auction, willing to take pictures and make all your Christmas wishes come true!

All proceeds will be donated to two charities: Building Tomorrow and St. Margaret’s House. Building Tomorrow is an international social-profit organization encouraging philanthropy among young people by raising awareness and funds to build and support educational infrastructure projects for under-served children in sub-Saharan Africa. St. Margaret’s House is a day center in South Bend that improves the lives of women and children by providing individual attention to their immediate needs, breaking the bonds of isolation and helping them acquire skills to better their lives. Through a philosophy of shared ownership in St. Margaret’s House, guests become empowered by participating in planning and �۬decision making.

By now you’re probably curious, what items are being auctioned off? Here are some of what we have so far: Nordstrom jewelry and accessories, signed athletic gear and dates with some of Notre Dame’s top varsity athletes, a DVD player, a color printer, an Anthropologie scarf, J Crew scarf and mittens, lots of chocolate and goodie baskets, a digital camera, a Vera Bradley overnight bag, Mary Kay spa items, Sephora make up and spa items, official Notre Dame clothing items, lots of DVDs, blankets, coffee mugs and gift cards to just about everywhere!

Pasquerilla East truly hopes you will join us for even a few minutes Thursday to enjoy some of the food, concerts and holiday spirit!

Thank you and a very merry Christmas to you all!


Lauren Elliot is a junior. She can be reached at lelliot3@nd.edu

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