ENGLEWOOD — Calling all bargain shoppers! The annual Northmont Rotary Auction will be held Saturday, November 12, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1000 Wenger Road in Englewood.
This community fundraiser and social event has been a staple of the Northmont community for over three decades. Whether it is to shop for Christmas gifts, look for a bargain or simply enjoy the gathering of friends, you will not want to miss out on this evening of fun.
Hot snacks, pizza, wings, chips, soft drinks and beer/wine are included with the purchase of a $25 ticket, which admits two. They can be obtained from any Rotary member or tickets will also be available at the door.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with the live bidding starting at 7 p.m. Bob Hogstrom will again be donating his services as the auctioneer. For individuals interested in silent bids, multiple tables will be set up with sponsorship by local business and loaded with a variety of items.
Sandy Williams, Chairman of the 2016 Auction, reported some exciting changes in the format for this year. This year, the vacation package (one of the premier items of the night) will be sold by raffle rather than auction. Raffle tickets ($25 apiece or 5 for $100) can be obtained from any Rotary member or on the evening of the auction. Williams said this has always been one of the highlights of the auction but was only available to those that were able to attend. By utilizing a raffle ticket approach, it allows other community members to have an opportunity to still get the vacation package. Should the winner not choose to take a vacation using the package, they can take $5,000 as a cash payout.
New this year is an on-line pictorial directory of the items for the auction. This will allow you to view donations and make purchase plans. The auction item directory is available through Facebook at Northmont Rotary’s home page.
Auction proceeds are used to support scholarships for Northmont students, Boy Scout Troop 325, the Aullwood Farm and Center as well as other local groups.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, call Mike Barrow (836-5170), Sandy Williams (836-7711), or Rotary President Brad Baughman (898-2300).