REL seniors putting on art auction to benefit nonprofit, school project

Published on Monday, 24 February 2014 23:12 - Written by Emily Guevara, eguevara@tylerpaper.com

A group of Robert E. Lee High School seniors are putting on an art auction to benefit a nonprofit and fulfill a school project.

The silent auction is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the high school cafeteria, 411 ESE Loop 323, in Tyler. Bidders should be prepared to pay with cash or check only.

Funds received will benefit Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit that builds schools, libraries, learning centers and more in Laos, Nicaragua and Guatemala, according to its website.

Lee senior Leslie Sanchez, 17, one of three students organizing the auction, said the available artwork will include original pieces created by Lee students, their family members and others.

Violinists from the school will provide musical entertainment at the event, and baked goods from The Cake Fairy will be on sale.

Miss Sanchez said the auction is a part of a project for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The other student organizers are seniors Alexia Palacios and Jennifer Flores, both 17.