Auction proceeds benefit West Ward program Twitter
Lafayette presented the nearly $3,000 in proceeds from its McCartney Street auction to Easton Area Community Center last week.
“Easton Area Community Center is very appreciative of the donation from the auction,” says Kathryn T. Presto, acting executive director of the center. “We will put this to great use in our 2019 Summer Day Camp with our Summer Learning Loss Program. Currently, we have twice as many children as last year, all from the West Ward, where the need for this program is great.”
“Lafayette has a long-standing relationship with the Easton Area Community Center, and we’re happy to turn the proceeds from this auction into big smiles on the children participating in its summer programs,” says Melissa Starace, assistant to the president for board and community relations.
The auction, which took place at the Rineke Building in June, offered items salvaged from the homes along McCartney Street including a slate fireplace mantle, more than 80 doors, and two cast iron clawfoot bathtubs.
The items were removed before demolition to make room for Lafayette’s new mixed-use residential housing project, which will serve 165 students when it opens in fall 2020.