After initially postponing their annual auction, the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation has formally canceled the event for 2020. That said, several items that are "time relative" will be offered through an online auction through their Facebook page. That will begin June 19 and continue until June 28.

The auction was scheduled for March 28 but was postponed until June 27. The foundation made the decision last week (June 2) to cancel it, saying in a Facebook post, "Unfortunately, the decision has been made to cancel our auction for 2020. We held off, hoping we could still make it happen, hoping that there would be enough release of restrictions to go forward, but it is just not happening fast enough."

The post states that most items donated for this year's fundraiser will be carried over to the 2021 event which is scheduled for March 27, 2021. There are a couple of aspects of this year's auction that will proceed.

"So we have decided to host an auction of Facebook of the classroom projects, 2019 state champion football items and some items that are too large to store due to space issues." Items will be posted with photos or video. Bids will be made in the comments section.

The Education Foundation will also continue with its raffle drawing on June 27. Visit their Facebook page for more details. And watch for items in the online auction to be announced, "Please be patient as we work through the details. Keep checking back to this page for details and encourage anyone you think might be interested to follow our page."

"Thank you to all of you who have inquired and showed concern as to what we would do. Thank you to all who have donated to our 2020 auction, for the most part your items, cash, etc will be held over to 2021...We hope that 2021 will be our best year yet and that we reach that one million dollar mark! Together we can do it!"

On the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation website, their mission is stated, "To enhance the educational opportunities for the students of Independent School District 756."