Heartland community bids on items to help out local school

Mary Immaculate Catholic School held their 22nd annual Autumn Auction and Soup Lunch Sunday.

Hundreds of people came out to the NEMO Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon to help out one Heartland school.

Mary Immaculate Catholic School in Kirksville held their 22nd annual Autumn Auction and Soup Lunch.

The school's students, along with parents, parishioners of the church and community members gathered to to participate in both a silent and live auction and see the many items being auctioned off.

For the school's principal, Sister Ruth Ann Klauser, she is amazed on how much support the community has shown for the school and students.

"I always feel like its such a wonderful experience and such a thank you to all the people that support us because it just shows the wonderful feelings that they have towards Mary Immaculate School," Klauser said.

There was also lots of food for everyone to enjoy plus fun for kids with activities such as face painting and a bounce house.

This is the biggest fundraiser for the school and this year had its biggest turnout yet.

All the money raised will go towards school items, such as textbooks and iPads for the students.