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Final night for Houlton Rotary Auction

HOULTON, Maine — The final night of the 67th Annual Rotary Radio, TV and Internet Auction being presented by the Houlton Rotary Club will be Wednesday, Nov. 23. 

The auction will run from 6 to 9:45 p.m. and is broadcast on WHOU 100.1 FM and on television on Spectrum Cable Channel 1302 and Pioneer Cable Channel 100. A live webcast of the auction can also be accessed through www.houltonrotary.org and on the Rotary and WHOU Facebook pages.

In addition to the items in the 20-minute periods and Wednesday Night Specials that are featured for the evening, this is also the final opportunity to bid on the 3-Night Specials that have been running since Monday.  

The final period will run from 9 to 9:20 p.m. Bidding will be accepted on the Wednesday Night Specials and 3 Night Specials-only from  9:20 to 9:30 p.m. Then, from 9:30 to 9:40 p.m., an extra 10-minute time period has been added exclusively for bidding on the 3 Night Specials.  

The successful bidders at the close of the auction will be awarded the 3-Night Specials including the camp package from Ward Log Homes.  

A complete listing of items for bid can be picked up at area businesses or at the auction room at Watson Hall on Main Street. The list is also posted on www.houltonrotary.org and searches can be done to find a specific item or donor. Successful bidders will be listed at this site.

Successful bidders can pick up their items at the auction storeroom, which is located at Watson Hall. Storeroom hours for the remainder of the week are as follows:  Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-noon; and Friday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. 

Friday is the final day to pick up items from the storeroom. The storeroom number is 207-538-1968. Those picking up are reminded to bring a list of their item numbers and amount of bid for reconciliation with the storeroom list. They should also bring information about any donations they pledged during the auction. A drive-thru option is available. Payments must be made by cash, check or credit card at the time of pick-up.

Pledges will continue to be accepted for the Boy & the Boot Endowment Fund sponsored by the Houlton Regional Health Services Foundation. 

The $1,000 pledge to the Health Services Foundation is in commemoration of Clara Frisbee’s $1,000 gift to the Town that was used to purchase the Boy & the Boot statue. When the pledge is completed, the donor will receive a limited-edition pewter replica of the iconic statue.  

People may also make additional donations to Rotary’s major projects. For a $100 donation, contributors will become a Houlton Rotary Partner. 

The full 100 percent of the gift will benefit this year’s projects which will include the revitalization off the Rotary Little League Field, assistance with the new Littleton Playground and funding toward Northern Maine Lacrosse, as well as Long Jump Pit & Hurdles for Track, an Automatic Door Opener for the Putnam House, Backpacks For Kids, Cary Library Learning Kits, SAD 70 Scoreboard, the Golf For Kids Program and several others.

Donors may also choose to make a $25 contribution to Cary Library for the purchase of books. Recognition for donors will appear on book plates inside the donated books.

To call in a bid or to make a pledge, call 207-538-1537.

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