Cow-chip bingo and student car washes might become relics of the past, if other schools follow Lebanon Elementary School's example. In what might be the first event of its kind for a public grade school, the small school in southern Maine held an internet auction to raise funds for a fifth-grade class trip.

Modeled after online auctions such as eBay and Auction Universe, Lebanon Elementary's auction let people around the country bid on items ranging from movie tickets, crafts, and free internet access to such big-ticket items as a football autographed by Buffalo Bills' quarterback Doug Flutie, a TV movie script


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