Sunday, 6 May 2012

Rotary auction was again a success

The Rotary Club of Estevan's annual auction on April 26 at the Estevan Shoppers Mall was a big success, as the club raised thousands of dollars for their projects in the community and around the world.
Hundreds of items were auctioned off during the three-hour event, including clothes, gift certificates and various forms of merchandise. The products that were sold during the auction fetched an estimated $10,600.
A few thousand dollars were collected through cash donations.

The event is Rotary's second-largest fundraiser of the year.
Auction proceeds will be directed to a wide variety of Rotary projects in the community. Those community efforts include: the 4-H calf show and sale, 4-H speaking contests, the Estevan Salvation Army, Christmas hampers, Meals on Wheels delivery, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, the Estevan Arts Council's Stars for Saskatchewan program, the Envision Counselling and Support Centre, parks and recreation facilities in Estevan, Penta Completions Estevan Minor Football, and Estevan's new regional nursing home.
Other initiatives include sponsoring a local student to attend Adventures in Citizenship in Ottawa, the Model United Nations Assembly in Winnipeg, and the short-term and long-term student exchange programs. 
Thanks to everybody who purchased items at the auction, the Rotarians and the other volunteers who worked throughout the evening, and to Mack Auction Services for once again doing a great job of selling the items.

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