“All 98 of our silent auction items sold. We had four flags. Each was valued at $10, and one of them sold for $25. That tells me that people care and wanted to make a contribution,” said Humane Society President Ramona Hamilton.
In addition to the silent auction, a yard sale was also held with 5 large vehicles laden with odds and ends. When the bargain hunting had ended, only one truckload was left of items that did not sell.
Several items were raffled during the day as well. One woman found herself a lucky winner for two of the larger prizes. Not only did Donna Tisdale win a membership to the Curves Fitness Center, but also a complimentary spay or neuter for her pet. A friend to the humane society, she donated the veterinary procedure back to the society, to help a pet or pet owner in the future.
The event took on the character of a small fair, with face painting and funnel cakes being sold. Proceeds from each going to the society’s coffers for their building fund.