Peabody Main Street will host its “Not Necessarily Annual Benefit Auction” at 8 p.m. March 10 at the American Legion Hall.
“The event is a major fundraiser for Main Street,” Peabody Main Street Executive Director Shane Marler said. “The organization held its first one in 1990 with a goal of raising $500. By the time the last item sold, the total had topped $3,200. The benefit auction has remained a successful funding source for Main Street.
“And it is a lot of fun. One year Frank and David Oursler ran one another up on a scale model wooden backhoe that Mark Whitney made. When the two of them backed off, their wives took up the bidding war. I don’t remember who won, but the women generated lots of laughs and a big round of applause when it was over,” he said.
Marler said the fundraising committee has just begun gathering donations.
“They don’t have a list yet, but I understand there is a quilt and some nice hooked rugs from local artisans, discounts to various businesses, and travel and sporting packages, just to name a few,” Marler said. “There will also be the usual array of Peabody memorabilia and naming rights to the sports complex and circle drive at the city park.”
The main auction will follow a meal and a “to die for” dessert auction.
For more information, or to donate to the auction contact Marler at (620) 983-2113 or Marshall Auction Service at (620) 983-2771.