The Granada played host to a Public Improvement Auction on Thursday night, aimed at raising money for Emporia Main Street. The goal was to raise money for a new sound system for downtown.
According to Main Street Events Coordinator Becky Smith, they raised a little over $9,000 from the auction. Combined with other donations from businesses and organizations, that leaves them with close to $12,000 for their sound system.
The Emporia High School Drumline briefly performed to start the show, and KVOE's Ron Thomas emceed the event, with Kevin Flott as auctioneer.
Vice Mayor Jon Geitz says it was his first time at a Main Street Auction, and every auction held in town is a good thing.
The highest grossing items were a bronze eagle statue, a dinner prepared by Radius Brewing Company, and a city Christmas star, each for about $500.