Superintendent of Schools Tim McGinnis serves as auction chairman this year and said that the club plans for one of the biggest and best ever.
“We start with the kickoff breakfast on Monday, April 7 at 6 a.m. at the Lodge,” said McGinnis. “Tuwanda Coleman, a graduate of Trigg County High School and a native of the county is our featured speaker. She works for channel 5 in Nashville on the show ‘Talk of the Town.’” He added that tickets sell for $25 and may be purchased from any Rotarian or at the Trigg County Board of Education’s office.
“The auction runs from April 7-11 at the Lakeland Jamboree,” said McGinnis. “We’ll be serving meals at 5 p.m. Mallory Lawrence will be in charge of food. We’re going to have various items, sandwiches and kielbasas. On Thursday, Project Graduation is in charge, and on Friday, Genesis Express will return for fried fish and all the fixin’s.”
According to McGinnis, Rotary gives half of its proceeds from the auction to direct scholarships and grants for students. In 2007, Rotary awarded $69,750 to scholarship recipients. The other half of the money goes to aid community service programs for seniors and students.
“We’ve got a lot of tickets this year- for UK athletics, the Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Cardinals,” said McGinnis. “We’ve got the carports, two lasik eye surgeries, a lot of gift certificates for restaurants, services and groceries. We have hams and the jon boat from Skipper’s.” The superintendent said that the Trigg County FFA would again offer five or six handmade picnic tables built from donated materials.
“We also have a jersey autographed by Vince Young,” he said. “It’s pretty awesome to get something from one of the top young NFL players.”
Follow the Rotary Auction in The Cadiz Record, and look for a special Rotary pullout on April 2.