TRURO – The annual Rotary Club of Truro auction was a huge success.
Heather LeMoine will received the Amherst Rotary Club's Community Paul Harris Fellowship.
The 67th annual event took place this month and raised about $31,200 that the rotary club will give to local non-profit organizations.
“It was about the second best (results) in six years … 65.2 per cent of the retail value of goods was sold,” said Jim Gould, rotary vice-president and chairman of the auction, adding last year about $29,000 was raised through the event.
More than 700 items from local businesses were up for purchase and there were more than 400 registered bidders and 155 phone bidders who got involved.
“Eighty-five or 90 items went for more than the 100 per cent value,” said Gould, adding new items such as green fees to Fox Harbr Golf Resort Spa, handmade items from rotary members and hotel and hospitality packages outside of Truro were only a few of the new items that attracted more buyers.
As far as next year’s rotary auction, Gould said preparations will begin in November. The organization will then start canvassing businesses for auction items next January.