Bidding opens Tuesday for Rotary’s online auction

Bidding is now open for the Rotary Club of Sarnia’s 39th Annual Auction.

This year’s event, once again held entirely online, offered more than $73,000 worth of goods and services.

Spokesman Michael John Kooy said there was something for everyone, with more than 500 items up for grabs.

He said they were generously donated by local businesses.

“We have professional services, including lawyers, as well as various gift certificates for bars and restaurants, which are numerous,” Cue said. “There are all kinds of things, from $20 all the way up to $3,000. Electronics, a couple of TVs, travel vouchers, all kinds of stuff.”

Other notable items include a gift certificate from the Stonepicker Brewing Company, a family membership to the Sarnia Riding Club, tickets to an Arkells concert, concrete from Sarnia Concrete and four hours of work in the yard by Sarnia firefighters.

Kooy said the goal is to raise about $60,000, with all funds raised staying in Sarnia-Lambton.

“We’ve been reaching out to businesses and individuals over the past few months, visiting regular donors and people new to us, asking them to donate items. They’ve come up with a whole bunch of stuff for us.”

Rotary clubs are able to support organizations such as Bluewater Health and Pathways Health Center for Children, and they also provide action grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to various local groups.

Bidding closes Sunday 20th November at 9pm

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