Radio Auction Raises 25K-Plus in First Week
Selling items on the air during week one of the annual WKSR Community Auction are Tiffany Hagood and Dewitt Booth. The auction raised just over $25,000 for Community RFD Feb. 9 with day two of the auction set to begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. SCOTT STEWART / PULASKI CITIZEN
Still Time to Donate!
by Nathan Gomillion
We’re halfway through WKSR’s 2020 Radio Auction and organizational leaders for Community Rural Food Delivery are excited as 369 items were sold during the first round of the auction that took place Sunday.
All of the items sold, combined with cash donations received, totaled $25,068. This whopping total is a great start in helping Community RFD in their mission to feed the hungry.
“We’re excited, it has gone very well so far,” Leadership Team Chair Pat Dunnavant said. “I can tell you that WKSR, along with all of the other volunteers that have done this over the years, know what they’re doing. All we had to do was follow their lead, watch and listen. It was busy, but we had a successful and fun day of it.”
As thrilling as the participation has been thus far, there is still much to be done before the second and final Sunday of the auction, Feb. 16, from 12:30-10 p.m.
According to Dunnavant, RFD is in need of extra freezer space and a replacement refrigerated truck. These items will help RFD store and transport the approximate 6,000-8,000 pounds of food the organization buys every month. Freezer space and heavy transportation are expensive, and RFD continues to need our assistance before the next auction begins.
“We still need items to auction off,” Dunnavant continued. “The crafts and baked goods that people donated went really, really well. Those items would be very appreciated if people could get excited and get us things like that.”
Donations may be dropped off at People’s Choice Realty during normal business hours throughout the week or delivered to the Agri Park Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-noon or on Sunday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Food items should be dropped off at Volunteer Hall on the mornings of the auction, beginning at 8 a.m.
“We would be glad to get whatever we get, because whatever we get is more than what
we had,” Dunnavant said.
For those who do not have items to donate, you can still contribute to the event by tuning-in on the radio and placing bids on amazing items.
Along with all of the items that RFD and WKSR have yet to auction off, several big-ticket items still remain such as homemade quilts and a 2014 Chevy Cruze with 141,000 miles.
For more information on what will be up for bid, select items can be viewed leading up to and during the auction on the Community RFD Facebook page. Some items will be shared as they go up for auction on the PULASKI CITIZEN Facebook page. No online bidding is available.
Bidding takes place at the Agri Park and by phone. To place a bid on an item over the phone call 931-347-4313.
For any questions over donation of items or more information, contact Community RFD at firstname.lastname@example.org or through their Facebook page. You can also call and leave a message for an RFD representative at 363-3668.