Saturday band auction offers hundreds of deals

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Donations will be taken until event's 10:30 a.m. start time

By Kevin Koelling, Managing Editor

TELL CITY – A four-drawer fireproof filing cabinet donated by Schwab Safe Corp., major and minor appliances, furniture, clothing, personal-care items and even a bathroom sink are among hundreds of articles to be auctioned off Saturday in the Tell City High School cafeteria.

The Tell City High School Band Boosters' annual public auction of new and used items will benefit the school's band programs. The Perry County business community, celebrities, sports teams and individuals have donated a wide variety of auction items, which also include theme-park and zoo tickets, baseball-game tickets, gift certificates, jewelry, myriad household items, sports-team and NASCAR merchandise and hair products.

"You are guaranteed to find a great buy at the auction," said booster Shari Everly, "so plan on attending." A full listing of items appears in the classified-ad pages of this edition. Food concessions will be available.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for patrons to look over the auction items. The bidding will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Dixon and Dixon Auctions calling. Many items are viewable through the Web site, www.dixonsauctions.com.

The boosters are still seeking a vehicle to auction off, and will take any donations up to auction time. The band organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group and large donations may be tax-deductible on the donor's 2009 income tax return.

Anyone interested in supporting the auction by making a donation can call Patty Hawkins at 547-3731. Band boosters will arrange transportation of donated items.