The second class will be inducted into the Dublin City Schools Alumni Association Hall of Fame this month.

The second class will be inducted into the Dublin City Schools Alumni Association Hall of Fame this month.

The enshrinement dinner, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, is being paired with the Dublin Education Foundation's annual art auction.

Kevin Simmons, alumni association director, said honoring the 12 inductees is important, but the event also is significant because the DEF will be raising money for Dublin City Schools.

"The other big piece of the puzzle is the art auction," he said. "The Dublin Alumni Association and (the Dublin Education Foundation) work hand in hand. All the money raised by the alumni association goes to the DEF. That money goes to grants for the schools, so it has a whole circle effect. (The money) just circles back to Dublin."

Because money raised by the alumni association goes to the DEF, Simmons said adding the art auction to the induction ceremony seemed like a natural pairing.

"We thought it might be nice to put the pieces of the puzzle together," he said.

That puzzle will include a reception for 2010 hall of fame inductees, dinner, a ceremony, a jazz band and the silent art auction.

Seventy-two pieces of art ranging from paintings and sketches to photos and jewelry are currently online for the auction. The online bidding will be open until the enshrinement dinner, when people can continue bidding in person, Simmons said.

"We cut off those online bids and they carry over to the art auction at the Marriott," he said. "At the Marriott, people can bid before the event. At the end of the ceremony, (master of ceremonies) Mindy Drayer will announce the winning bids."

The 2010 hall of fame inductees are Eugene Bulgozdy, Lt. Col. James Camp, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Kevin Foley, Bill Grafflin, Barbara (Rose) Headlee, Herbert W. Jones, Dr. Henry Karrer, Tom McNutt, Ed Putnoky, Jordan (Rich) Rose and Kip Witchey.

"There is a lot of history in this group of people that have had some major impact on Dublin or Dublin City Schools," Simmons said.

Once the ceremony has concluded, the inductees will be honored with a plaque in the district's hall of fame at the 1919 building.

The art for the DEF auction is on display at the Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive. Bidding can be done online at dublinschools.net/defartauction.aspx.

Tickets for the enshrinement dinner are $35 and can be purchased by calling (614) 760-4362.