Bids will be flyin' on some great items this Saturday, November 22, during the 2015 Kids First Auction.
All the action begins at 9 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scottsburg and on Time Warner Community Channel 25 or 8.6 digital. People can also watch and bid via the Kids First livestream on the internet at www.scottcounty.tv. Or come to the hall on U.S. Highway 31 North in Scottsburg to see the merchandise and bid in person.
Everyone is welcome to come to the Kids First event, located across from Scott Memorial Hospital. Lively action is promised as bids are called in to operators or submitted in person, and the Kids First kitchen staff promises some great chili, hot dogs and other favorites to keep everyone satisfied.
Volunteers have organized lots of toys, tools, cuddly plush animals, blankets and throws, handmade rugs, theme baskets, perfumes and aftershaves and Christmas decorations plus small appliances, a huge selection of handmade birdhouses from Bob Babbs, jewelry and a huge number of certificates for products and services.
Kids First is the local non-profit organization which raises money through a fun, fabulous auction that normally lasts into the wee hours of the following Sunday morning. All funds raised by Kids First are used to help children and families in difficult financial straits throughout the year.
Through the years that Kids First has operated, families with sick children have received money for medicine, medical aids and gas. Working with the Scott County Community Clearinghouse, Kids First has helped others with housing and utility expenses. A donation to Kids First is "the gift that keeps on giving."
Throughout the past year, dedicated volunteers have collected, sorted and placed a variety of items into auction lots. And it's all up for grabs on Saturday.
The vehicle donated this year to Kids First by Wheels and Deals Auto Sales is very nice. It's a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis. Business owner Sam McIntosh has donated a nice, used vehicle for the past four years. The car will be parked outside the hall on Saturday for all to see.
Jewelry will also be up for grabs at this year's auction as will holiday decorations, huge stuffed animals, toys, toys, toys, beautiful handmade items and much, much more.
People who still have items to donate can call Sherry and Ross St. Clair at 812-752-5854 or Ed Amick at 812-595-0137 to arrange for pick-ups or drop-offs.
Anyone who wants to preview some of the auction items can do so by going to www.facebook.com/KidsFirstAuction.