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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Aug 13, 2008

Even if it is a case of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” the second annual Rotary Auction gets under way Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

While some folks enjoy watching the auction and others find enjoyment in being the highest bidder, the whole affair is something that benefits students and the community. All of the money raised is funneled back into Rotary scholarships and community projects.

Perhaps it is a just a good spin on the adage “What goes around comes around” because it all comes back in the name of community service!

In other words, we ALL benefit from the hard work and dedication put forth by the Rotarians who work this event. You will either find them setting up the items or preparing and selling the lunch at the auction.

The auction is the brain child of John Wittneben and last year’s endeavor grossed over $5,000 when all was sold.

The familiar voice of Mike Clarken will do the auctioning off of items and his wife Edith will handle the clerking duties.

And there’s a bonus for the buyers as purchases made at the auction are contributions to Rotary, a non-profit organization.

Doors open around 10 that morning at 1814 Central Ave. (building east of Godfather’s Pizza) so there’s no excuse not to make a day of it at the Second Annual Rotary Auction.

Bring cash and good checks with proper ID and have a grand time bidding the day away!