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2017 Rotary TV Auction This Weekend
December 8 @ 7:00 pm - December 9 @ 11:00 pm
2017 Rotary TV Auction set for December 8th, 9th on Cable 700 HD
Perfectly timed for the Christmas shopping season comes the 31st annual Rotary TV Auction. On the evenings of Friday December 8th and Saturday December 9th, (7pm to 11pm) celebrity auctioneers will selling, at great discounts, (tax free too) over 400 items. All the proceeds from the Rotary TV Auction will support charitable efforts in Windsor and area as well as helping to eradicate polio, provide basic needs and healthcare essentials in 3rd world countries around the globe. As always, local viewers are encouraged to tune into Your TV (formerly Cogeco) – Cable 11 or 700 HD to view and participate with the live program. Viewers can also follow along online at www.tvauctionrotary.com. In the coming days, the items will be posted on the website for browsing ahead of the auction. The hotline to participate on December 8th & 9th will be 519-250-1100.
According to Auction Chair Stuart Miller, this year’s edition is offering an even greater variety of popular, unique and a special array of items to be auctioned including trips, tools, sports tickets, home décor, works of art, sports memorabilia, automotive accessories and auto service, dining experiences and oodles more. “We will be auctioning just about everything you can imagine, including a kitchen sink,” chuckles Miller. “I’m blown away by the generosity of our business community who donate these incredible goods and services. This event doesn’t exist without the giving hearts of our business community,” adds Miller.
Some of the extra special items up for bid include a real treat for local gear heads: a vehicle engine as well as a full set of tires, and a bigger than life singing Santa. “Our warehouse is busting at the seams,” says Stuart Miller. He is a local businessman, and when not wearing his Rotary Auction cape, is particularly excited about the donated item from The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator. According to Miller, their donation is worth thousands of dollars and provides the use of a desk and office space inside their operation at 720 Ouellette Avenue. The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator is the first networked incubator in the Windsor Essex region. Organized as a non-profit business incubator, the Accelerator provides start-ups and small businesses with the space, tools, and support they need to position themselves for accelerated growth with the ultimate goal of graduating out of the Accelerator and into their own office or storefront.
Windsor-St.Clair Rotary Club president Anna Jurak says she is extremely proud of her club members and all the other volunteers who roll up their sleeves for the major fundraiser each year. “The auction just gets bigger and better each year and with some technological advances over the years, it has become incredibly easy for the community to participate and a lesson of a burden for our volunteers to inventory, present and distribute the auction items. Still it’s a yeoman’s effort by dozens of volunteers who work all year long to pull this event off and help to raise close to $50,000,” says Jurak. Anna Jurak has been one of the driving forces behind a local initiative, engaging the Windsor-St. Clair Rotary in partnership with Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, to build a therapeutic greenhouse on west end campus. According to Jurak, a significant portion of proceeds from the TV Auction will be earmarked for building the greenhouse.
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