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Parade of Playhouses Auction

Money Raised will Support YouthBuild Program

Plans to sell ten custom built playhouses was announced today by Rick Brown, lead instructor for the YouthBuild program at the Ogden-Weber Tech College.  Thirty-six students have been working since last fall to develop their construction skills by building playhouses in the lab at the tech college.  They are nearing the completion of their program and want to help provide more resources and funding for the next group of students by hosting a sale of their completed projects.

Playhouses and dog houses will be available for review on Friday June 1, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  A live auction will begin on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Bidding will begin at $800 with over $3,000 in materials invested in each project.  The dog houses will begin at $75.00 and are valued at $350.00.  A silent auction will also be held for other miscellaneous items such as miscellaneous doors, paint, and building supplies.

“The students have worked hard, and are really excited about this event, said Brown.  So many of their lives have been changed in a very dramatic and positive way because of this program, and they want to give back so that others can have the same opportunity to learn a skill, complete their high school education, and gain confidence for their future.”

The event will be a fun time for families with food, music and a chance to explore each custom playhouse.  A variety of houses are available with some having two stories, covered porches, rock fronts and many other unique features.  (Custom siding, drywall, and electrical).  Each home will have a description including square footage and other interesting information.

For more information about the playhouses or the event please contact Rick Brown at 801-627-8345 or brownr@owatc.edu