|Main Street auction offers variety of items |
|Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:17 pm |
By DONNA RYDER
Main Street board members Ryan Stone (left) and Forrest Briggs (right), as well as Brent Callicott (center, left) and Lanny Callicott, who have once again donated fishing packages for the annual event.
Back by popular demand at this year’s Main Street-Union City auction are two guided fishing days.
Outdoors columnist and outdoors radio show host Brent Callicott and his father, outdoors radio show host Lanny Callicott, have each provided the outings.
Brent Callicott has donated a day of guided bass fishing on either Reelfoot Lake or Gibson County Lake for one person. The value is $250. The winner of the auction item will be responsible for his own fishing licenses, any lake permits, snacks and food of their choice. The guide will furnish the rod and reel combos, unless the purchaser wishes to use his own; a life vest; soft drinks; and water and rain wear, unless the purchaser wishes to use his own. No alcohol will be allowed.
Lanny Callicott has donated a full day of guided bluegill and crappie fishing on Reelfoot Lake valued at $225. The winner of the auction item will be responsible for his own fishing licenses, the Reelfoot Lake Preservation permits, snacks and food of their choice. The guide will furnish the equipment, a life vest, soft drinks, water and rain wear, unless the purchaser wishes to use his own. No alcohol will be allowed.
Their events are only two of the more than 175 items donated for the annual Main Street-Union City auction, which will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Hampton Centré in Union City.
A list of auction items was published in The Messenger on May 9, but more donations are being accepted and the public is invited to visit the Hampton Centré to view and bid on their favorite items. This is the perfect time to find a Father’s Day gift and to support Main Street.
Buyers can purchase food during the evening for $5 per person. There is no charge to attend the event.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit Main Street projects.
Selle Shanks and Ryan Stone are serving as auction co-chairmen. Phyllis Rauchle is Main Street’s executive director.
Alexander Auction & Realty, Ralph Adams and Steve Goodrich will serve as the evening auctioneers, while Luellen Alexander, Phyllis Rogers and Gina Ursery will be the cashiers. The clerks for the evening will be Carolina Conner and Amanda Geary. Published in The Messenger 5.15.12