The Burns Lake Rotary Club held its annual auction over several days, and the event was a success, raising $41,972 total.
Like last year, the format was changed a little bit this year due to COVID-19.
According to auction committee co-chair Chantal Tom, the auction opened for bidding on Nov. 12 at noon. “Next, we began the live stream on Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. when the first batch closed. We did two more live streams on Nov. 17, and again on Nov. 18 for the feature items,” said Tom.
Of the $41,972 raised, $37,417 were from winning bids and $3,750 were cash donations. Tom told Lakes District News that the amount of items donated for bidding totalled 305, which was the the second highest amount ever in the 53 years that the auction has been running.
“Lumber was the most popular as well as the homemade baked goods offered by a few locals,” said Tom.
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