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Patrons have until Nov. 29 to participate in silent auction, toy drive benefitting the community.

As daylight gradually wanes in the winter months, the North Marion Parent Teacher Organization is striving to make the season a little brighter.

COURTESY PHOTO - For more information on the North Marion PTO organization, go to lieu of the organization's annual Halloween carnival, organizers have taken their fundraising efforts online this holiday season, hosting a virtual silent auction that began taking bids on Nov. 16.

The auction runs through Sunday, Nov. 29, allowing guests to place bids during Black Friday weekend and come away with holiday gifts while benefitting the surrounding community from the comfort of their homes. The auction features a variety of items, from practical gifts like a year-long AAA membership to children's toys, North Marion Husky gear, travel destination packages and a variety of consumable packages like coffee, cooking oils, adult beverages and more.

For those who miss out on an auction item or are simply looking to play a more active role as Santa Claus, North Marion PTO is also working with Bricks For North Marion — a community nonprofit that sprang up this year through the efforts of Hubbard resident Whitney Workman — in partnership with North Marion schools for its annual Christmas Toy Drive.

The organization has set up an Amazon page with a variety of toys for all ages that guests can purchase for distribution in December. Or, patrons have an option of simply donating money directly.

To participate in the auction, go to

For more information on North Marion PTO, go to or check out its Facebook page at

To make a purchase for the Christmas Toy Drive, go to_

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