Trucker’s Parade Against Cancer Searching for Auction Items

   Written by on October 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

By Susan Jones

quilt raffle TPAC auctionSOUTHSIDE – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. No, wait! That’s just a few of the items gathered for this year’s silent and live auctions for the Truckers Parade Against Cancer. Team members have been collecting throughout the spring and summer to put together a fun assortment of items to be auctioned at the private party held prior to the parade for the sponsors and participants.

“The silent and live auctions are a large portion of our fundraising,” stated Sheila Jones, founder of the Truckers Parade Against Cancer. The live auction takes on a life of its own. Long time cancer survivor Garland Clark’s cakes have brought in the highest bids over the last several years. Area bakers will be watching to see if he can continue his reign while other cake bakers will be looking to dominate. Expect to see these guys and gals get serious with their creations.

Auction items are still needed! If your company or family would like to donate any unique, handmade or any type of gift, please contact the following Team Members:  Farmville Area- Patty Gormus- 434-547-6638, Charlotte Court House-Brenda Vassar-434-542-5511, Saxe/Wylliesburg Area- Annette Clowdis 434-470-0929, Keysville-Shannon Feinman-434-395-8727, Phenix- Emily Lawhorne 434-568-0849 or Sheila Jones 434-391-4026, Brookneal-Emily Lawhorne 434-568-0849 or Brenda Mason 434-841-6895.

In addition to the auction items, there will be a raffle drawing for a fire-proof 32 Gun Safe and a 32-quart Orca cooler. These tickets are $10 each and only 1250 tickets will be sold. The first ticket drawn will win the gun safe (to be picked up at Dodd’s Farm Supply) and the second ticket will win the Orca cooler. The South Central Parish Quilters have also donated a quilt to be raffled. Quilt tickets are $1 each. Raffle tickets can be purchased from any team member or by contacting any of the numbers listed.

As we count down the days until the 17th Annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer on October 14, we’ve been looking at some of the behind the scene activities that take place prior to the event. Last week we looked at the banner making process. The banner ladies are busily printing and laminating and are still accepting entries! If you would like to honor a cancer patient with a banner, call Emily 434-568-0849, Sheila 434-391-4026 or Mike 434-262-3014 as soon as possible.

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