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Sports memorabilia up for auction at St. Joseph festival

By Carolina Astrain
Jan. 23, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Updated Jan. 22, 2014 at 7:23 p.m.


IF YOU GO

WHAT: St. Joseph High School Family Festival

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.

COST: Free entrance, barbecue plates are $8 each

NOTE: Silent and live auctions begin at 12:30 p.m., raffles and games for kids of all ages will also be held.

A collection of sports memorabilia and other items will be up for auction at the annual St. Joseph High School Family Festival on Sunday.

The festival, which serves as the school's biggest fundraiser of the year, brings in an average of $65,000 each year, said Greg Haynes, St. Joseph Parent Teacher Club president.

The sporting items include signatures from Texas A&M University and University of Texas at Austin athletes.

A jersey and football autographed by Johnny Manziel and a Longhorn Legends print autographed by Colt McCoy, Vince Young, Ricky Williams and Earl Campbell will be up for auction.

A Roger Clemens jersey, a trip to Las Vegas and a guided fishing trip are also all part of the auction, Haynes said.

Haynes, 53, has two daughters attending St. Joseph - senior Christina Haynes and sophomore Elizabeth Haynes.

"This festival is important because it allows the school to offer extracurricular activities they wouldn't be able to afford otherwise," Haynes said. "It's a big family atmosphere."

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