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Annual ANCS Auction at the Georgia Freight Depot

By Carrie Teegardin
The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School’s annual auction—always one of the best neighborhood parties of the year—returns to the Georgia Freight Depot this year.
The party will be held Saturday, March 7 from 5-11 pm at the historic Depot, which is near the state Capitol building and Underground Atlanta. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for ANCS, and the school encourages members of the community to attend along with ANCS families. The theme for the 12th annual event is “Alice’s Adventures at the Wonderball,” a twist on last year’s “Wonder” theme. So come in jeans, cocktail attire, or an Alice-inspired costume and support ANCS.
“This annual party always has great food, fun people, and some of the most amazing auction items out there—from restaurant gift cards to vacation homes to student-created art,” said Terri Herod, an ANCS parent and one of this year’s auction co-chairs. “It is such a fun way to support our wonderful school.”
Mobile bidding, a big hit last year, will be back again this year. Five dollars will buy you a shot at winning one of the tables filled with hundreds of dollars’ worth of cool merchandise.
This year will also feature live music from Electric Avenue, an amazing band covering 1980s classics.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at The website also allows you to contribute to this year’s auction, either as a donor or sponsor.
ANCS serves students from kindergarten through 8th grade at its two campuses—the elementary school in Grant Park and the middle school in Ormewood Park. The school, which is a 501(c)3 organization, was created more than a decade ago by a group of local parents who partnered with teachers and community members. They had a vision for a new approach to public education that focused on creative learning and relied on parental involvement.
ANCS is a thriving institution that, for the second year in a row, has been named a finalist for the Georgia “Charter School of the Year” by the Georgia Charter Schools Association. It also ranked in the top five elementary and middle schools in Atlanta on the state academic accountability report card. The second oldest charter school in Atlanta, they’ve been recognized for energy-efficient facilities as well as innovative teaching practices.

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