I completely stole that title from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, but since I am giving them full credit, I hope it will be ok. The title is so true though. During a great auction, we successfully raised thousands and thousands of dollars for Circle of Life Hospice. I can say we for several reasons. First, my wife’s momma and step-dad, Gareth and Cindy Smith, bought the Harley Davidson. Second, I was the auctioneer.
Auctioneering is one of my favorite hobbies and I have a bunch of fun doing it. Also, I only auction charity events so we are always able to raise money for those who need it the most. If you’re wondering, I don’t charge a fee or commission to auction for charity… that would be an oxymoron, it seems.
This event was so well organized and fun that everyone had a blast. We had several auction items: A $15,000 custom VRSCD Night Rod with liquid-cooled 125-horsepower engine, chrome engine covers, mid-mount controls, speed screen visor Harley Davidson which brought $11,500, a 14-karat two tone gold diamond and topaz pendant which brought $9,100 purchased by Fadil Bayyari, a package including four crown seat tickets to a home Kansas City Royals game which brought $2,500 purchased by Carla Tyson, and few more.
With over 900 people in attendance the event raised approximately $140,000 for Hospice. WOW! I want to send a shout out to Teri Stafford and Amy Bushaw with Circle of Life and everyone else who helped with the event…GREAT JOB!!!
If you want to see photos from the event, go to www.focus.arkansasonline.com.