‘We aim for whatever we can get and we usually do pretty good’
BIBLE HILL – The Bible Hill Fire Brigade is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year.
Wally McNutt is the auctioneer for the annual event, which is set for May 28. Viewing begins at 6 p.m. and McNutt starts the auction an hour later.
“We raise roughly $5,000 each year at the auction; it really depends on what items we’ve got to be auctioned off,” said David Pearston, chairman of the ways and means committee.
“This year, we’ve got lawn mowers – a ride on and push mower, whipper snippers and gift certificates, and some furniture as well.”
The brigade’s event, which has taken place since at least 1960, usually sees about 60 in attendance to get their hands on the items, which will also include gravel and possibly some electronics.
“We aim for whatever we can get and we usually do pretty good,” said Pearston.
The money raised goes back into the brigade’s account, which Lt. Mike Mabey said can be used for a variety of things.
“If there’s a sporting event we want to participate in, or host an event for kids, we can use that money,” said Mabey. “We sponsor a couple of kids’ baseball teams and the department usually gets together for a fun day with the kids.”
The firefighters said the brigade is still accepting donations of items to be auctioned off, and will continue to do so up until the day of the event. Arrangements can be made for the items to be picked up if they can’t be dropped off.
To donate items, contact the Village of Bible Hill office at 893-8083.