|Michael Gurney, Herb Pond and Scott Farwell brought the 2018 edition|
of Prince Rupert Rotary Auction to an end on Wednesday night
(screen shot from CityWest broadcast)
The numbers are in and once again residents of the Prince Rupert area have responded to the call of the city's Rotarians, putting in bids that totalled 60,000 dollars as part of last weeks three day Rotary Auction.
The event which was broadcast from the Lester Centre through CityWest Channel 10/310HD, saw a large cross section of the region's business community donate goods or services towards the auction, with 625 items up for bid during the Auction event.
Grand Prize draws were held at the end of Wednesday's broadcast with a 1,000 dollar travel voucher and the distribution of the cash prizes from the 750 draw taking place, the Rotary Club has not as of yet posted the full list of those who won prizes from this years event.
This year marked the 54th year of the auction which debuted as radio feature, moving to the television screens of the community as Cablevision arrived on the North Coast.
The money raised will go towards a number of Rotary initiatives in the Prince Rupert area.
Next up for the Rotarians will be to take their shifts on duty at the Rotary Christmas Tree Farm to be set up at the Tennis Courts at Sixth Avenue East and McBride.
The annual Prince Rupert tradition has outfitted many North Coast homes with their festive tree through the years, with the money raised through the sale also reinvested in community projects.
The trees should arrive in the city at the end of the first week of December.
For more notes of interest from the Prince Rupert Rotary Club see their Facebook page or website.
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