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Annual Lions/Rotary radio auction hits the air Sunday

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Proceeds benefit the community and local students

By Jimmie Earls

 

Chances are pretty good if you received a truckload of gravel or a trailer full of drainage pipe for Christmas last year, it was purchased during the annual Lions and Rotary Club Radio Auction. This is always a popular way for local shoppers to pick up unique gift items for people on their Christmas shopping list.
“If you are looking for a very special Christmas gift, we have unique and one-of-a-kind items for everyone,” said auction host Hal B. Goode. “We’ll have UofL basketball tickets, autographed items, gift certificates, college scholarships and much more. If you have someone who is hard to shop for, trust me, you’ll find something for them on the radio auction.”
Among the items for sale this year are a basketball autographed by UK basketball coach John Calipari and player Brandon Knight; a football signed by coach Joker Phillips and some of the UK football players; lower arena tickets to the UK vs. Winthrop mens basketball game on Dec. 22; a brushed nickel light fixture; two passes to the Washington County Historical Society Christmas Home Tour; and a Washington County bicentennial history book. Goode said last-minute donations are still being sought for the auction.
“If your company would like to donate an item or a cash donation, which the Lions and Rotary clubs will gladly accept, you may drop them off at the Springfield Opera House by Dec. 2, from 4-6 p.m. Representatives will be there to assist. For more information on donating to the radio auction, call (859) 481-3309.”
A fun part of the auction is the use of code names by bidders who wish to keep their purchases a secret in case they are buying a gift for someone.
Proceeds from the auction will be split between the Lions Club, which uses the money to fund several projects in the county, and to the Rotary Club, which uses its portion to fund several scholarships for local students.
The auction takes over the airwaves from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, on 100.9 MIKE-FM, as well as a live Internet stream at www.lebanonmike.com.
Get your secret code name ready and call 336-3937 locally, or toll-free at (888) 701-2538.