Rotarians Lisa Letnes and Scott Farwell were costumed up for their time as auctioneers at the 48th annual Prince Rupert Rotary Club Auction.

Prince Rupert Rotary Auction wraps up, raises $53,717

The 48th annual Prince Rupert Rotary Auction wrapped up last week after raising more than $50,000 to redistribute to non-profit groups.

The 48th annual Prince Rupert Rotary Auction wrapped up last week after raising more than $50,000.

All together $53,717 was raised over three days of auctioning. Of that total, an estimated $5,000 was raised from the sale of 750 tickets after cash prizes were handed out. This year’s total is slightly higher then last year.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction and made it a success,” Brian Munson, auction co-chair, said.

More than 200 local business and individuals donated 692 items for the auction this year, including trips around the province, hotel stays, home renovations, fishing charters and sightseeing trips, appliances, fitness equipment, electronics, clothing, gift certificates, food, performance passes and more.

“We’re pleased with the amount of items donated by the businesses and people of Prince Rupert and with the amount we got from auctioning off those items,” Munson said.

The annual auction is the Rotary Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, with the money collected being given to local non-profit groups. Funds from the auction will benefit breakfast programs at local schools, the Salvation Army backpack program, Hallowe’en Fest, Children’s Festival, and other organizations and community events as the need arises.

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