Hiland boosters sub auction keeps scholarships rolling

Hiland boosters sub auction keeps scholarships rolling

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Much like a great magician, the Hiland Athletic Booster Club is going to take a little bit of bread, meat, cheese and vegetables, wave their magic wand and turn it into scholarships.

The Hiland High School Athletic Booster Club will host its 28th annual sub auction on Tuesday, Dec. 7, and all the proceeds will go toward a worthy cause. The auction will take place immediately following Hiland’s rivalry game with neighboring Garaway.

The public is invited to stay after the game, when a variety of different sub sandwiches will be auctioned off to provide financial support for the seniors.

The auction will include 20 two-foot subs, 20 one-foot subs and 10 six-inch subs.

If an individual or representative from a local business is unable to attend the auction and would like to participate, they are asked to contact one of the board members, who will assist them in bidding.

All monies raised at the auction are used to provide scholarships for Hiland graduating seniors who are pursuing higher education.

This fundraiser materialized nearly three decades ago when the booster club realized it had to create a larger base of funds to support the growing number of students who were attending college, and the idea of the sub sandwich auction was born.

In the early years, the Berlin Main Street Merchants volunteers met in the high school cafeteria to assemble the foot-long subs.

The method of assembling the sandwiches may have changed, but the purpose behind each sandwich and each bid remains dedicated to helping Hiland students further their education.

Since the sub auction began, the number of scholarships the booster club has been able to present has grown from a dozen to close to 30, and they gave away as many as 34 scholarships in 2013. Each scholarship presented is $1,000.

Whether building sandwiches or bidding on them, the Hiland Academic Booster Club welcomes all to come and enjoy this fun and important night.