Caraway auction raises over $10,000

Thursday, April 1, 2004
Abram Haas, 6 months, and Luke Adams, 3, admire a miniature John Deere cotton picker at the Caraway auction, as LeeVi Haas, 10, looks on. (Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)

The Caraway Ambulance auction raised over $10,000 Saturday to benefit the volunteer ambulance, which serves the eastern Craighead County district.

"We were very pleased with the turnout for the auction," Roger Adcock, director, said. "We have come to depend on the generosity and support of our area people, and they never let us down. This was our main fund-raiser for the year."

Ambulance volunteers set up the wide variety of items, displayed on tables in the Riverside Junior High gymnasium.

Auctioneers for the event included Bill Harrell, Gregg Adams, Mike Adams and Roger Bell.

Sandy Adcock served as bookkeeper and recorder. Barry Riley and Bernard Berry collected money. Barkers were Jerry Stokes, Brian Clark, Bo James, Jeff Rhea, Roger Adcock, Chuck Nichols and Ronnie Junyor

Adcock and Bo James stayed up all Friday night at the ambulance service cooking over 130 Boston butts, which sold for $3,026. Ambulance volunteers delivered the butts that were pre-sold, and the remainder were sold at the auction.

High ticket auction items included a framed duck print, donated by Heritage Bank, and purchased by Lana Faye Collier for $350, and a Riverside Junior High School boys' team autographed basketball, which Bill Adcock purchased for $300.

The Riverside team had a 28-0 winning year and Buster Campbell serves as their coach.

Caraway ambulance volunteers include Adcock, Riley, Scott Browning, Junyor, James, Nichols, Rea, Saneita Rea, Flora Brewer, Rhonda Gipson, Chad Timms, Paula Timms, Stokes, Sue Simpson, Al Lunsford, Clark, and Ricci Waugh Jr.

Another bingo fund-raiser is planned for the Fourth of July celebration, held annually in Caraway.

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