On Saturday, April 16, the Chase Community Hall was packed with wannabe cowboys and cowgirls who were supporting Rotary’s 12th annual auction.
With 31 superb live auction items, helium balloons filled with prizes, 37 silent auction items, 12 bucket auction items and the selling of 50/50 and refreshment tickets, the evening started off with a festive atmosphere. The guests were treated to a sumptuous meal prepared by the Miss Chase Excellence Committee.
Auctioneer, Bruce Bolton started the evening off by selling a knitted wool blanket, a kitchen basket full of essential items, golf passes and a fire bowl. The audience was very receptive to his encouragement and quickly realized their financial donations would be turned back into the Chase and area communities to develop future projects and make the area more desirable to live and work.
The evening was very upbeat and the Victim Service volunteers added their own lively enthusiasm which was contagious and enjoyed by all.
The evening concluded with the auctioning off of the infamous Rotary barbecue, where members of the Rotary Club come to your home or business and barbecue with a steak dinner with all the trimmings for up to 20 people. The auctioneer was so great that this item was sold three times over and the Rotary Club will now impress more than 60 guests with their culinary skills and hospitality.
The Rotary Club would like to thank all businesses and individuals who contributed to the success of this annual event.