Caraway auction raises $10,000

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Hunter Whittenburg sits on the miniature motorcycle at the auction and is joined by other bike admirers, Hannah Browning, Mollie Beth Couch, T.J. Emison and Brodie Couch. (Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)

The annual Caraway Ambulance Service auction drew a large crowd Saturday night, April 8, and netted over $10,000 for the maintenance and upkeep of the locally owned service.

The auction is a joint effort by the Caraway Ambulance Service, Caraway Fire Department and Search and Rescue personnel.

Ambulance director Roger Adcock welcomed those in attendance and thanked the supporters for their donations of items to be auctioned. Items included chemicals, baked goods, quilts, duck print stamp framed picture, farm scene painting by Carlotta Ashley, a mini-motorcycle by Garry Morgan, tools, miniature tractors, and gift certificates. Barbecued boston butts were also sold for $20 each.

Bill Harrell and Todd Emison served as auctioneers and Roger Bell and Dwight Whittenburg served as ring callers. Barry Riley and Bernard Berry signed bidders in at the entrance and Sandra Adcock and Chuck Nichols received donations secured from auction items.

"This auction is critical for us," Adcock said. "We depend on this to help us stay in business all year, as it is our main fundraiser. We deeply appreciate all the donations and help in making this another successful year."

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