Friday, December 6, 2019

Teddy Bear Auction Returns to Durham Intermediate

Bear up for bid during 2012 auction

Students at Durham Intermediate School are getting ready to host the annual DIS Student Council Bear Auction. This year, students can  place bids starting Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 on dozens of decorated and dressed up teddy bears with the proceeds going towards charity.

Bears auctioned during 2012 event

The DIS Student Council created the auction as a new service program designed to raise funds for those in need across the state. In 2011, the program’s first year, the DIS Student Council Bear Auction was a tremendous success raising $3,200. The donations were split evenly between Bastrop ISD and Smithville ISD Employee Relief Funds. Residents and employees of school districts were victims of devastating wildfires in the area. Last year, the auction raised over $4,5000. The money was given to Southlake non-profit Spokes 4 Hope to purchase 80 bicycles and helmets for children living in the Dallas- Fort Worth area.

Students participate in 2012 "Bike Build Day" at DIS

This is the third year for the auction and once again, the auction will benefit Spokes4Hope. All of the bears used in the auction were purchased by the Lauren and Tim Stone State Farm Agency on behalf of DIS at a cost of $5 each. Each student received a bear to dress and accessorize for the auction. The dressed bears will be displayed for all students to view and enjoy before and during the auction which will take place during the school day on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Students may bid on their own bears and any other bears they want to purchase.

On Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. DIS Student Council will host “Bike Build Day”. DIS students, staff and parents will work along side Spokes 4 Hope volunteers and Southlake Police and Fire employees to build 100 bicycles at the school.