Pictured above are Eddie Leigan and president of the Rotary Club of Golden

Pictured above are Eddie Leigan and president of the Rotary Club of Golden

Rotary Club of Golden gets ready for annual giant auction

The Rotary Club of Golden is getting ready to host one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the club, the Annual Giant Rotary Auction.

The Rotary Club of Golden is getting ready to host one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the club, the Annual Giant Rotary Auction.

“On May 4 the Rotary Club of Golden is pulling out all the stops to bring together generous donors and bidders to the 2013 Annual Giant Rotary Auction,” said Rotarian Jeff Dolinsky.

“Every year the club has used this event to raise tens of thousands of dollars for our community.”

This year the club has decided to throw their support behind the Early Learning and Care Stakeholder Action Group and their project to bring an early learning and care hub to Golden.

The Rotary Club of Golden also raises money for various other local and international projects.

“Golden’s Rotary members are gathering donations from all over North America including golf packages from the Okanagan, a first class trip to Victoria, and a trip to Mistaya Lodge,” said Dolinsky. “There are smaller lots too with practical items like vouchers for oil changes, tools, beauty products and, yes, the kitchen sink.”

This year, for the first time, there will be a twist in the event — the auction will be the site of a youth music festival (the first of its kind in Golden), to keep the bidders entertained all day.

“We expect 20 youth musicians to lay pieces on stage in front of adjudicators to get experience performing and learn from their performance,” said Dolinsky. “Since this is a silent auction, bidders can quietly browse and bid while they hear the fine music from the stage.”

As always, the Rotary Club wants to make sure you’re well fed, and will be serving a barbecue outside to round out the event.

The event starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 4, so put it on your calendar to drop by and bid on the wide array of donated items, and enjoy the barbecue and live entertainment.