Houlton Rotary Club Prepares for 54th Annual Auction

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As autumn nears, the preparation for Houlton’s Annual Rotary Auction commences.  Last year, area businesses and individuals generously contributed over 1,100 items to this essential fundraising event.  The auctioning of donated items, combined with additional auction revenue yielded over $25,000 which the Rotary Club gave back to the community and used to fund a variety of worthwhile causes.

This year’s 54th annual auction will again run three days: November 23rd through 25th.  Proceeds are earmarked for the Little League’s Field of Dreams Project, Southern Aroostook Minor Hockey Association (SAMHA) for equipment upgrades, Dollars for Scholars programs in Houlton, Hodgdon, Southern Aroostook, East Grand and GHCA, Cary Library, Salvation Army, Student Recognition Day, and the Rotary Club’s Student Exchange Program.

Throughout the next few weeks, Rotarians will be heading into the community looking for donations from area businesses and artisans.  All donors will receive recognition in a supplement to the Houlton Pioneer Times that hits the public in the weeks just before the auction.  Additional recognition comes when donors give items ranging from $100.00 to $250.00; these items are listed as nightly specials.  Those items worth more than $250.00 are listed as 3-Night Specials, and the donor receives recognition each night of the auction.  The Houlton Rotary Auction will once again be broadcasted on the radio, television and an internet stream on our web site http://houltonrotary.org/.  Please don’t miss this opportunity to participate with a donation today or with a bid in November!

Thank you for your continued support to make our community a better place to live and work!

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