Rotary’s annual Christmas auction returns



Submitted by the Rotary Club of Huntsville

The website is up and running and bids are already coming in so you know it’s time to mark your calendar for Sunday, December 8 and plan to participate in the Rotary Club of Huntsville’s Annual Christmas Auction.

The auction will be broadcast live on YOUR TV Cable 10 and 700 starting at noon and running until 3:30 p.m. It offers 300 items that have been donated by local businesses and individuals throughout the community, with a combined value in excess of $48,000. Donations include golf packages for area courses courses, art and entertainment items, dining gift certificates, tools, flooring, electronics, and items for the home and garden. This year there are a pair of Maple Leaf tickets up for auction and as in past years the auction will end with the chance to bid on a fly-in fishing trip for four to Northern Ontario. Details on all the items up for bid are available at

The auction is a great way to do your Christmas shopping early. In addition to offering gift items in all price ranges, the auction also offers you the opportunity to get some great deals and not pay taxes. Most importantly you will be shopping locally and recognizing the contributions of the many local businesses who contributed items in support of the Rotary Club’s fundraising efforts!

Bids can only be accepted online and you must pre-register to bid, even if you have participated in past years. There are a couple of steps to signing up this year so don’t leave it until the last minute or you risk missing out on some great deals. Visit now to review the items and to place bids.

This year, bidders are required to enter a credit card upon registration. Successful bidders will be charged after the block closes and can pick up their paid item at the auction depot, located in the Rotary Train Depot just behind the Summit Centre.

The Rotary Christmas Auction is a principal fundraiser for the Huntsville Rotary Club and is essential to raise the funds necessary for the club to continue to do the good works of Rotary in our community and beyond. Local Rotarians thank you in advance for your support of the Christmas Auction.

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1 Comment

  1. I hope that the new Maple Leafs coach will do considerably better than Mr. Babcock: Otherwise the Leafs’ tickets will only attract bids from die-hard fans.

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