As items were called out and placed on the board, people watched in their chairs, socialized with each other and purchased food outside. Some walked around the room and looked at the items up for sale. A few children stood near the door playing with both the raffle items. The Nintendo Wii was hooked up to the 42-inch Hitachi LCD television, and kids passed the time playing games such as Wii Bowling. Names will drawn for both items on Friday. Chance tickets for both items cost $5 for one and $10 for three. If previous years are any indication, the building will probably be packed Friday, with lots of people standing up as the last dollars come rolling in.
Rotary member Rick Chidester said that as of 8:10 Monday night, 509 items had been donated to the auction. He said they would need about 120 more before the week was out. He pointed out a few unusual items to The Cadiz Record on Monday night, such as a couple of small plush footballs that were sold in the Tennessee Oilers’ 1997-98 season, right after they had relocated to Houston, and before they became the Titans in 1999. There is also a team-autographed Titans football donated by Greg Batts. Chidester also showcased an anonymous donation of a purchase certificate for four shares of stock in the Cadiz Railroad Company, which is dated Jan. 1, 1902. Also in the building is a rug he said was worth $1,100.
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