Annual auction fundraisers taking place this week and next

Annual auction fundraisers taking place this week and next St. Patrick's Day Committee Courtesy Photo

Two annual auctions benefiting the local community are coming up quickly.

First up is the St. Patrick's Day Committee's annual auction at Bruff's Sports Bar and Grill Friday night. The annual fundraiser is just a piece of local St. Patrick's festivities as it, along with the annual parade and Leprechaun Dash 5K, helps to raise funds for the committee's record 24 local beneficiaries.

The theme for this year's St. Patrick's Day celebrations is 25 years of shamrocks and shenanigans. Barb Ternes Lowery of the St. Patrick's Committee says the annual auction sure does live up to that moniker.


Items up for bid include sports memorabilia, a Sertoma train birthday package & many more items. Also during the auction, raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

The prizes for the raffle include a side of beef, a 55" television and an overnight stay in the Gufler Mansion. The event will begin at 6 pm with a silent auction followed by the live auction at 7 pm.

Next Friday the annual Emporia Friends of the Zoo Roundup Auction will be taking place. Funds from the auction benefit the mission of EFOZ to provide financial support for the expansion, development and maintenance at the Zoo.

Auction co-chair Margaret Wright, a recent guest of KVOE's Newsmaker segment has ticket information.

According to Coleen Mitchell, member of the David Traylor Zoo's campaign leadership committee. another Newsmaker guest, says this year's auction has a "robust" list of items up for bid. Items include artwork from local artists, an opportunity to purchase a sponsorship for a zoo exhibit, a chance to name one of the zoo's cottontop tamarins and many more.

The event begins at 6 pm at the Lyon County Fairgrounds Anderson Building. Live music, a cash bar and Hors D'oeuvres will also be provided.

The live auction begins at 7 pm. For tickets contact the David Traylor Zoo at 620-341-4365.

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