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Shed Auction to Benefit Petoskey YouthBuild Program


A shed built by students at the Petoskey site of YouthBuild Northwest is being sold in a silent auction to raise money for the YouthBuild program. The twelve-foot by eight-foot shed can be seen and bids can be placed at the YouthBuild office, located at 1601 Standish Avenue in Petoskey. The minimum bid is $2350 and bidding will be open until April 30, 2012.

The shed has vinyl siding, two windows, an eight foot ceiling, and a rollup door. The shed was a special project completed by Petoskey YouthBuild students, helping them to learn basic construction skills. Proceeds from the sale of the shed will help these young people further their education and build employability skills.

YouthBuild is a national construction training and education program for low-income youth. It gives young adults without high school diplomas the opportunity to earn their GED while learning entry-level construction, work readiness and leadership skills. Hands-on construction training takes place while building affordable housing within the community. Participants who successfully complete the program receive a nationally recognized construction trades certification.

For more information about the shed and the silent auction contact Petoskey YouthBuild Site Coordinator Suzy Puroll at, 231-622-8920.

YouthBuild Northwest operates programs in Petoskey and Cadillac. The program is administered and partially funded by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, in partnership with Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District and Northwest Michigan WORKS!


Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission