The current HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, auctioneering class, instructed by Charlene Caple, will hold their Student Auction November 18 at Cordier Auctions & Appraisals in Harrisburg, PA. Students from all over the state are currently enrolled in HACC’s Auctioneering program.
The student auction is the climax of the semester, providing students with experience in all facets of auction operation. Students had their first experience on the auction block selling apple pies at the National Apple Harvest Festival in Biglerville, PA in October. That auction raised over $2,000 selling eleven pies. Proceeds go toward Hospice of Central PA. Many of the bidders were former auctioneering students themselves.
On November 18th the class will be selling a variety of items collected by students for the occasion. Lots include Christmas tree bears, which are being sold to benefit the York Polar Bears hockey team. Last year, the class raised $2,100 to support the team, which gives youth with physical or intellectual disabilities a way to learn and experience the sport of ice hockey. Students will also be bringing a variety of other collectibles to the block, including an 1853 $1 gold coin, comic books, toys, and sterling silver jewelry.
David Cordier, founder/owner of Cordier Auctions and Appraisals, is an alumnus of the HACC Auctioneering program. This year, the students include a mother and daughter as well as a father and son. Instructor Caple notes that the other members of this year’s mother-daughter team were previous students of hers. Of this year’s class, she says “I just love them all. They’re a really cohesive group, and they learn from each other as much as they learn from me.” Ages of the group range from early 20’s to late 50’s.
The auction, which is open to the public, will be held at Cordier Auctions & Appraisals, 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104. The preview begins at 11 am and the auction begins at 12 noon.