17 th Annual Radio Auction starts Monday
by Tilly Dillehay Editor
The Lafayette Lions Club and Lioness Lions Club are hosting their 17th Annual Radio Auction this Monday-Wednesday, October 28-30.
The auction, which raises funds that go directly to purchasing glasses and hearing aids for the vision and hearing impaired, usually brings between $10,000 and $12,000. Last year set a record by just a small margin, according to Co-organizer Monica Gann.
Here’s how it works: WLCT/WEEN radio will be hosting the auction between 6:00 and 10:00 PM each evening. It will be broadcast live at Macon Bank & Trust Company on Hwy 52, with dozens of volunteers and phone operators handy.
All items are donated by local merchants, and will be auctioned by number, so in order to bid, you will have to call Macon Bank & Trust at 666-2121 and have the item number handy.
Highlights for this year’s auction lineup include a music-themed vacation in Memphis, a recliner, a security system from NCSS, two laptop computers, and a full set of Rachel Ray cookware. That’s only the beginning. For a full, regularly updated list and pictures, go to the club Facebook page: Lafayette Lioness Lions Club.
And feel good about where your money is going. “It’s truly going straight to that account and being spent on glasses,” Gann said. A few months ago, the club received an award for being the 3rd highest group in the state in terms of dollars spent on actual glasses and hearing aids.
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