The Atlantic Rotary Club will be hosting its 31st annual auction and supper on Saturday, Nov. 16th, with proceeds again going to support local community projects and youth programs. Money is raised in several different ways during the event, through live auction items and silent auction items, as well as a raffle drawing to support a designated local cause. Rotary officials say this year’s auction at the Cass County Community Center, promises to have a great variety of items up for auction, as well as some unique packages available for purchase.
Items to be auctioned are gathered each year by local Rotary members, and vary from year to year. A few items of interest on the 2013 Auction include a Metal Sculpture Trojan Head by Arnie Jirsa, an ISU quilt, ISU Football tickets, Drake Relay tickets, a framed Lion King Disney Cell collection, tickets to the 2014 College World Series, a Brett Farve Fat Head, framed Howie Long jersey, tandem skydive, movie passes and more. Auction attendees can also pick from a variety of vacation packages- from one night stay to a week, with destinations such as South Padre, Colorado, Lake Anita, Cold Springs, Des Moines and Omaha. Everyday items will also be available for purchase, such as car care, oil changes, tire rotation, collision repair, tickets to cultural events and food packages from small to large.
The auction is open to the public, and event organizers are hoping to fill the Cass County Community Center to capacity. Doors open at 5:30 PM on Saturday, November 16th for cocktails. Dinner with wine is served at 6:15, and the live auction begins at 7:15. The cost is $25 per person, and dress attire is requested to keep with the spirit of the evening. Seats are still available for the auction, with tickets available for purchase at the First Whitney Bank (243-3195) from Rotarians Paul Gude or Ted Robinson. Anyone interested in attending may also contact an Atlantic Rotary member to purchase tickets.
The Atlantic Rotary Club has partnered with the Cass County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CCCAPC) for their annual Rotary Auction Raffle. Proceeds from this year’s raffle will be used to support violence prevention efforts and educational activities at all three Cass County School Districts. Community members interested in supporting this effort through the Rotary Auction Raffle are encouraged to contact a local Rotary member or CCCAPC member to purchase their raffle tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the Atlantic Chamber, Cass County Public Health/Unity Point at Home in Atlantic, or at Rolling Hills Bank and Trust locations in Atlantic, Anita and Griswold.
Raffle ticket prices are 1 for $20 or 6 for $100. Prizes will be given as cash in the amounts of $2500, $1500 and $1000. The raffle winners will be drawn at the Rotary Auction, but winners need not be present to win.