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Beads and Bidding -
Bourbon Street Came to Dover!

Chickering’s Biennial Spring Auction was held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 6pm at Chickering School

Thank you to our amazing Chickering community for coming out Saturday to let the good times roll at our Mardi Gras auction!

Why We Fundraise:

Click below to see the wonderful video shown at the auction, highlighting the many ways our children and teachers benefit from PTO funds and your generosity!

What We Raised:

  • Over $70,000 was raised through silent / live auctions and monetary donations! These proceeds will be used to fund the many amazing curriculum enrichment programs, teacher grants, and community events at Chickering.

Our Sincere Thanks:

  • The auction would not have been successful without all of you---whether you bought some of the 1,504 raffle tickets sold, helped your child’s class create the masks for the raffle, gave up your Friday night to help set up, donated an item to the silent or live auction, bid on or won any of the amazing auction prizes, or made a monetary donation because you couldn’t be there in person---it all contributed to an amazing night.

  • We would also like to give a special thanks to all of the Chickering teachers, administrators, and staff for their time and generosity donating class parties and other items to the PTO in support of our school.

You Can Still Contribute:

Couldn’t make the auction, or didn’t win that silent or live auction item you bid on? It’s never too late to donate! Please e-mail Peggy Gemelli at or click the link on the right hand side of this page to make a donation online.

From your auction committee, thank you for supporting the event and your school!!  


Haven't been to a Dover PTO auction yet? Take a look here at our 2016 Hollywood Themed Auction and see why we think it's the most fun you'll ever have at school! 

The Dover PTO is excited to bring you a catalog of

items that have been generously donated for our 2018

Mardi Gras auction. We have received an amazing

assortment of items from local and regional merchants, 

parents, teachers, staff, and students for you to bid on 

in support of Chickering School. 

Proceeds from the auction enable the Dover PTO to

fund community events and a wide range of Curriculum 

Enrichment programs, from Audubon Nature walks to states of matter with the Museum of Science - all of these events are funded through your donations! Please bid early and often!


Peggy Gemelli

Fundraising Chair

Deena Aborjaily

Fundraising Vice Chair

Rachel Motley 

Operations Chair


Kristin Griebel 

Acquisitions Chair


Sarah Puerini 

Event Planning Chair


Ellie Beasley 



Ivana Luttazi 

Art & Graphic Design

Jenn Bender

Advertising Sales

Never been to a Dover PTO auction before? Wondering what to expect, what to wear or what to bring? Click here to read our "Auction Scoop" and learn what to expect on Chickering's most fun night of the year!

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