Caraway auction raises $6,500+

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The annual Caraway Volunteer Ambulance Service auction raised over $6,500 Saturday, April 3, as townspeople and area donors came out to support their local ambulance service.

Young boys have their eyes on the miniature farm eqipment before the auction began. From left, are: Caden Browning, Brady Gynard, Luke Couch, Colton Couch, Layne Couch, and Gage Crews.

"We had so many items to auction off this year and are thankful for the wide variety of things that were donated," Ambulance Service Director Roger Adcock said. "We had good weather for the event and a large crowd in attendance."

Some of the items donated included quilts, duck prints, Memphis Grizzlies print signed by Rudy Gay, farm equipment miniatures, and tickets to a Red Bird game.

"Our merchants were generous in making donations for our live and silent auction," Adcock said. "Scotty Browning, Merle Langston and William Maulding put in a lot of hours going around and gathering up items for sale. We could not function without our group of dedicated volunteers. They always come out to help from early to late doing all the things necessary to make this day a success."

Auctioneer Bill Harrell kept the bidding lively. Roger Adcock and Roger Bell hold up a handmade quilt at the Caraway Ambulance Auction.

Auctioneers for the day were Bill Harrell and Roger Bell.

Several area politicians were on hand to speak at the beginning of the program and included candidate for Caraway Mayor, Barry Riley, State Representative Position #76 candidates - Wes Wagner, Homer Lenderman, and Eddie Dunigan, candidate for Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, Scott Ellington, candidates for Craighead County Judge - Ray Kidd and Duane Harvey, candidate for Craighead County Constable District #12 - Merle Langston and Steve Chamness, candidate for Craighead County Sheriff, Jack McCann, candidate for Craighead County Eastern District Sheriff, Garland Tipton, and candidate for State Land Commissioner, L.J. Bryant.

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