The Fillmore District Lions Club is gearing up for its bi-annual auction fundraiser. Dedicated volunteers have been gathering numerous auction items for the event, Treasurer, Paige Steward shares the exciting details.
“On Saturday, we are hosting our biannual service auction. It hosts about 150 people at the Fillmore Memorial Hall. The service auction has been around since about 1996, so it's a long-standing tradition with our club, and it's one of our major fundraisers.”
The jam-packed evening offers attendees several opportunities to support the club.
“There's lots of things going on. We have three different styles of auctioning, donors from all over Southeast Saskatchewan have given us lots of different types of donations. From Weyburn to Moose Jaw to Regina to Stoughton and certainly lots from Fillmore. Donations have come in for the different types of auctions. So, there's the silent auction that has about 50 items where participants can bid on those. And then we have a live auction, which is about another 50 or 60 items that we have an auction year coming and champion that cause. Then we have a third auction which is called the Dutch auction. That's kind of like tickets for one single item that people can out throughout the evening.”
Stewart also shared that the funds raised from the event help support many vital programs in the area such as helping families with sick kids, supporting local kids' sports teams, and helping with local infrastructure projects.
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any of the Lions members or by calling Paige Stewart at (306)891-4653 or by contacting its Facebook page. The evening be held at the Fillmore Memorial Hall and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, and will conclude with an evening lunch.
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