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Unique item available at Main Street auction

Unique item available at Main Street auction

Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 10:25 pm

Unique item available at Main Street auction | Main Street-Union City auction

Main Street-Union City executive director Phyllis Rauchle (left) and auction chairman Lindsay Frilling display some of the more than 150 items already donated for the organization’s annual auction.

Associate Editor
Why go on eBay to find a unique gift for your special Star Wars fan when you can head down to the Main Street-Union City auction?
Courtesy of the local JCPenney store, Main Street has a very realistic Anakin Skywalker from Episode 1, “The Phantom Menace.” This character is standing on a resin and fiberglass base that looks like realistic stone. Anakin is made of a solid resin and fiberglass. The character’s facial details and clothing make Anakin Skywalker an amazing character.
This limited edition character was released by JCPenney in 1999 as a promotional display. A similar item is currently listed on eBay for $5,000, but this one will go to the highest bidder on April 21.
Main Street executive director Phyllis Rauchle said it would be the perfect gift for the Star Wars collector or just to place in a little boy’s room.
In addition to Anakin, Main Street has some 150 items donated by local businesses and residents for the annual event, which raises money for the organization’s projects in the downtown area. Several include gift certificates for food and skin treatment services, an overnight boat outing at Breakers on Kentucky Lake, Titans tickets and parking passes, a Mecco electric grill, local artists’ paintings, a Jiffy Steamer, multiple rounds of golf, unique gift baskets and a magic show.
More donations are being accepted and the public is invited to visit the Hampton Centré on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. to view and bid on their favorite items.
Auction chairman Lindsay Frilling said things will be handled differently this year. The verbal auction will begin around 6:45, when a few items will be sold. Buyers will be given about 10 minutes to place their silent auction bids before a third of those items are removed from the bidding process. The process will then be repeated for three rounds. In total, about 20 items will be sold during the verbal auction, with the remainder being silent auction items.
Buyers can purchase food during the evening for $5 per person. There is no charge to attend the event.
Members and prospective members are also being invited to an appreciation reception at 5:30, prior to the auction.
Selle Shanks is serving as auction co-chairman.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at

Published in The Messenger 4.6.11

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