Town Crier news Staff
In spite of the rain, area residents turned out Saturday night to offer their support to the Caraway Ambulance Service. The annual auction was held at the Riverside Junior High gymnasium.
The Caraway Ambulance Service is one of two volunteer services in the state.
"We have never charged for the service," Caraway Mayor Barry Riley said. "The annual auction is the only fund raiser held for the ambulance service. We appreciate everyone who donates items and attends."
The ambulance service received a Basic Service of the Year Award in 1997. All staff members volunteer their time to keep the ambulance service in Caraway for the people.
Ambulance Director Roger Adcock welcomed everyone for their support.
Items included chemicals, baked goods, quilts, framed pictures, throws, area rugs, tools, numerous gift certificates, and much more. Barbecued Boston butts were sold in conjunction with the auction.
Bernard Berry and Mayor Riley signed bidders in at the door. Auctioneers were Todd Emison and Bill Harrell with Roger Bell, Dwight Whittenburg and Greg Adams serving as ring callers.
All the proceeds go to supplies, maintenance and upkeep of the locally owned service. The 2007 auction raised $11,050.50.