The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


August 27, 2012

A half-century tradition endures

Bidders pony up $2,287 for 300 sale items

LEWISBURG — The Kiwanis Club of Lewisburg held it’s 50th annual fundraising auction late Monday afternoon, drawing a crowd of about 50 buyers and residents, all interested in the more than 300 items, from gift certificates to appliances and art work, up for sale.

“These Kiwanians, they work very hard every year to put this on,” said an admiring Judith Wagner, mayor of Lewisburg. “I come here to show my support for the good things they do. And maybe buy something too.”

The auction, conducted by veteran auctioneer William G. Wolfe, was held on the Citizens’ Electric Company parking lot; $2,287 was raised, a little bit more than what the auction has pulled in on average for the past few years, said Janet Marra, who tallied up the proceeds Monday night.

The proceeds for the auction will go toward the many children-oriented charities and organizations in the area, said Kiwanis president Pat Marra, including the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Evangelical Community Hospital, Ronald McDonald House at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, the Donald Heiter Center, the Union County Library, and Red Cross.

For more details, see Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Item.

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