The local chapter of the Rotary Club is excitedly prepping for their annual radio auction, which is slated to begin on Tuesday, May 15 at 6 o’clock in the evening. The event, which runs through Thursday evening, is held each year in order to raise funds for the club’s student loan fund and scholarships, which benefit local students.
“The annual event has become a large part of the local community with many patrons and contributors anxiously awaiting the event each year,” a release from the club said recently.
The auction, which is hosted by volunteering Rotarians, will air on 104.9, WKHG-FM from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. each evening, and will continue on until the last item is sold on Thursday.
The items for auction, which are donated from local businesses, are listed on the club’s website at www.graysoncountyrotary.com, and bidders can expect the site to be updated periodically.
The public is also welcomed to stop by in person to view the goods and meet the club members at the event’s headquarters in the basement of Wilson and Muir Bank, located at 118 South Main Street in Leitchfield.
Door prizes will be given out to those who stop by Wilson and Muir.
The proceeds from the auction go toward the club’s ongoing efforts to help students with the cost of furthering their education. The club currently has over $78,000 in outstanding student loans to local students and is proud to have been a part of the education of many local teachers, nurses, doctors and other professionals.
Additionally, the group offers three annual scholarships of $1,000 each to local graduating seniors, the Jodie Hall Memorial Scholarship, the Vocational Scholarship, and the ECTC Scholarship. The 2012 awards will be given out on Senior Awards Night, which is Tuesday, May 15.
The group said that while the next week will mean many hours of hard work for local Rotarians as they take in auction items, update the website’s listings and air their efforts on the radio, the fundraiser plays a key role in the club’s annual budget and is a delight for bidders.
“The annual event has taken on a life of it’s own over the years,” the press release said of the auction, adding that it has served to bring together Rotary Club members in a fun and exciting environment “as well as to bring the community in direct contact with the Rotary Club and it’s many good works locally and around the world.”
The local Club meets each Tuesday at Noon in the Meeting/Party Room at
Gatti’s Pizza and enjoys many informative programs. Anyone interested in
joining the Rotary Club or learning more may attend any weekly meeting or
contact Club President, John Decker, at 259-6941