Archive for Thursday, August 10, 2006

Auction to aid church

August 10, 2006

"Going once, going twice, sold!"

This well-known auction phrase will soon be heard in Lansing, when the Lansing United Methodist Church plays host to its second annual benefit auction Sunday.

Donald Carter, a professional auctioneer from Abilene and Lansing United Methodist Church member, will preside over the benefit's main event - the live auction.

All proceeds from the "Growing for You" Benefit Auction will be used for the growing of the church and contributed to its building fund for a new location on West Mary Street.

Pastor Jim Hopwood and the event's main organizers, David and Sue Johnson, have compiled a wide selection of items for a variety of tastes.

"We have just about everything," Hopwood said.

"Just about everything" includes sports tickets to Wizard soccer games and T-Bone baseball games, as well as entertainment tickets ranging from the local River City Community Players, to larger venues such as the American Heartland Theatre, Kansas City Repertoire Theatre and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

Other items in the auction include sports memorabilia, antiques, collectibles, quilts, artwork and theme baskets. The theme baskets include a variety of items centered on one theme, for example rock 'n' roll or Halloween.

Hopwood said the auction would include something for everyone, with the highest valued item being an art print valued at $3,000, but Hopwood said the average item is valued at a more affordable $50.

"It's for any kind of budget," Hopwood said.

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