Thanksgiving and Rotary Auction Less Than Month Away

Posted By Fgrant

It’s a holiday tradition in southern Aroostook – shopping in the Rotary Auction before Thanksgiving. This year’s items range from pickles to a log cabin. There is sure to be something in the auction that someone in your home would like to receive as a gift. This year’s cabin from Ward Log Homes is the Matagamon Model valued at $12,300. It has a 20’x18’ floor plan with an 8/12-roof pitch, a 20’x6’ front port and features a convenient sleeping loft. The cabin has become an exciting feature of the annual auction as people from near and far tune in to be the successful bidder of this special item. Other major items to be featured will include an aluminum boat doc, quarry tile & vinyl tile, cedar fencing, a snow blower, an entertainment center, a 50” TV, fire wood, an E-reader, a Dyson vacuum, a Gator ride-on toy, etc.

The proceeds of this year’s auction will benefit the club’s major project, the Just For Kids Playground project to upgrade the playground equipment at Community Park. Other projects that will benefit from the Auction proceeds include the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum, Dollars For Scholars (Houlton, Hodgdon, Southern Aroostook, East Grand & GHCA), Cary Library, Salvation Army, Houlton Little League, Student Recognition Day and the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Some funds will also be used in the Dominican Water Project where local Rotarians will travel to the Dominican Republic to install water filters in early 2013.
Items are still being accepted for the auction as add-ons. To make an “add-on item” donation or for further information contact Auction Chair Lori Weston at or Houlton Rotary President Ryan Bushey .

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