By DONNA RYDER
Main Street-Union City officials are inviting area residents to join them Thursday night at the Hampton Centré for the annual auction, which serves as the organization’s main fundraiser for the year.
With close to 200 items, ranging in retail value from $5 to $1,200, there should be something for everyone. From food, gift certificates and gift baskets to home decor, clothing and furniture, participants can bid on items for themselves or purchase for the upcoming Mother’s Day and Father’s Day holidays.
There is no admission fee to join Main Street board members, but hungry auction-goers can pay a small fee of $5 to enjoy food donated by Another Thyme, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, Buckets, Corner Bar-B-Q, Domino’s, Lepanto Steak House, Little General, Magnolia Place, PV’s Hut, Sassafraz and Subway.
Among the more unique items up for grabs are a pen handcrafted from a deer antler by Bobby Joe Hill, owner of Hill’s Hardware; a crawfish boil for eight people, with the boil to be held at the purchaser’s choice of location; a commemorative 9/11 firefighter figurine; and a ladies boat outing.
There will also be a couple of mystery items up for grabs on the silent auction table. Four tickets for each of Masquerade Theatre’s four shows this season will be auctioned off.
As of Tuesday, there were 153 items donated for the silent auction tables and 36 items which will be sold at live auction (See related ad, Page 12), with Bill Gray, Ralph Adams and Steve Goodrich serving as auctioneers. This year’s clerks will be Vicki Long and Jan Ogden and the cashiers will be Beth McBride, Carolina Conner and Main Street board treasurer Gina Ursery.
Serving as auction chairmen this year are second vice president John Fry and board member Lolly Bearden. Selle Shanks is Main Street board president and Phyllis Rauchle is executive director. Board members also include vice president Ryan Stone, secretary Jackie Albright, Forrest Briggs, Billy Jack Cranford, Teresa Dragg, Jennifer Eason, Brian Kissell, Phyllis Rogers and Betty Smith.
For more information, call Mrs. Rauchle at 885-8330.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
Published in The Messenger 4.24.13