The goal for this year is no less ambitious to raise more than the $125,000 goal that was surpassed last year. The auction is already on the direct route to being the best ever auction. Already logged in and ready for bid, is a lakes area airplane ride donated by J. Schrecker Jewelry; a 12-ft Jon Boat with trailer donated by Skipper’s Boatique; a Champion 10x12 Cedar Sided Storage shed with tin roof, door and two windows; and a once in a lifetime opportunity to make an exclusive TV appearance with Harold Knight, David Hale, and Commonwealth Productions, for a wild turkey hunt this spring. The hunt will be filmed for broadcast later this year on the Outdoor Channel which is seen around the world. Several John Deere collectables also have been donated including the popular children’s peddle tractor.
The auction usually includes several Broadbent hams for bid each year. In addition, several area families bake hams of their own to donate to the auction thus allowing all bidders an opportunity to take home a traditional country cured ham.
There should be plenty of gift certificates from area eateries available - everything from a cup of coffee for a year, to dinners - for the person with the right bid.
Successful bidders might also have a chance for a weekend at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, a round of golf at Boots Randolph golf course, or an oil change and tune up.
Popular items from recent years have included tickets to major league baseball games, basketball tickets, University of Kentucky memorabilia, Afghans, quilts,lawn equipment, picnic tables and carports. These items are expected to be made available again this year.
The “big-ticket” raffle item for this year is a 42 inch, plasma TV theater system cable and satellite ready.
“There’s definitely something for everyone,” said Rotary spokesperson Sandra Myers. “ Whether it’s an old favorite like country ham or something that’s never been offered before, there is no doubt that the Cadiz Rotary Radio Auction will bring a week of high spirits and hopefully higher bids. Every penny from the sales of items donated to the auction go back into the community in the form of scholarships, little league equipment, youth and senior services, community projects and other programs.”
The week-long fundraiser will be aired live from 7 p.m.-10 p.m., April 10 - 14, on WKDZ 106.5 and held live at the Lakeland Jamboree Building, 61 Jefferson St., downtown Cadiz. Monday will include a special broadcast beginning at 6 p.m. featuring an hour of special programming unequaled from any other Rotary Radio Auction that the Club has offered in the past.
Anyone interested in being part of the “Commitment in 06” is encouraged to contact any Rotary Club member or Jim Wallace at 522-6200, for more information.