Auction raises over $9,000 for Main Street sound system project

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.

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The Emporia High School Drumline briefly performed to start the show, and KVOE's Ron Thomas emceed the event, with Kevin Flott as auctioneer.

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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.

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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.