The popular Westfield/-Mayville Rotary Club's annual auction will soon be here, so save the date - Saturday, May 11 - and get ready to find that long sought-after "special something."
This year the auction will be held in Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. In addition to Elm Street parking, just up the street is a large lot.
Food service and the silent auction begin at 5 p.m. A dinner of barbecued chicken with potato salad, coleslaw, rolls and dessert, plus beverages will be served until 7 p.m.
One item to be auctioned off at the auction is a replica of a long-ago wooden ship. This one is 2 feet high (which includes a hard metal stand) and 8 and 1/2 inches wide (sail edge to sail edge). The public also is invited to donate items for auctioning.
From 6 to 9 p.m., auctioneer David Brown will conduct the live auction, for which there will be many valuable items. During intervals, there will be a wine raffle of 40 to 50 bottles of wine, a 50/50 raffle and a special $500 prize will be held. It is noted that the $500 winner must be present.
Rotarians also are pleased to proclaim that all of this - food, auction, prizes, seeing old friends - is available for the price of a $10 ticket. Anyone who would like to contribute items for the auction, whether businesses or private citizens, should contact Auction Chairman Tom Berkhouse on or before May 1 by calling 326-4507, or any Rotarian. The value of live auction items usually is $50 and up and silent items under $50, but can vary.
Tickets for the evening may be obtained by calling Harry Barton at 326-4229, in Westfield; Ann Weidman, 753-2414, in Mayville or any Rotarian, including any additional committee members Cindy Harper, Dan Smith, Dave Travis, Jim Wakeman, Sue Hammond, Doug Richmond, Pete Bills, Crystal Schrantz or John Hammels.
Watch for further information about items that will be available at the auction.