The recent auction of items from Alton’s Ursuline Convent has been deemed a success.  Last week a number of items from the convent, including many with religious or sentimental significance, were placed on the auction block at Harman’s Auction Service in Shipman.

The sale was in order to raise money for the Sisters’ retirement fund.  Susan Whelan, Director of Communications and Development for the Ursulines, tells The Big Z everyone seemed pleased with the results:

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Whelan says they won’t be sharing information on how much was raised, and there are still some items like appliances that have not sold.


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