The 27th annual Blissfield Rotary Auction on March 21 ushers in the spring season with a host of great items to buy that will help the club with both its local and international philanthropic endeavors.
“All the funds raised that night go directly back into the community and international efforts of Rotary,” event co-chair Andy Borchardt said.
Last year, the organization raised $70,000 in one night at the Blissfield event.
Borchardt said many donations along with sponsors such as the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road Old Road Dinner Train, B-Town and TLC Credit Union have set up the framework for the event.
This year some of the larger items to be auctioned off by celebrity charity auctioneer and Toledo broadcaster Jerry Anderson include a Spartan Foods shopping spree, a 55-inch Vizio television, front row tickets to see Jason Aldean, Hot Passes to the August NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway and an original Bob Billington water color depicting an historical look at the main four corners of Blissfield’s downtown as well as a Michael Kors package.
There are 250 tickets sold to the event and there are a few left. They are available at Blissfield Insurance Agency. Individually they are $50 apiece and include dinner. Doors open at the Blissfield American Legion at 5:30 p.m. for registration, silent auction and a social hour followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction with Anderson at 8 p.m.
For the complete story, please see the March 11, 2015, edition of The Advance.