The Foster’s Home for Children held an auction Saturday to raise funds.

Over 518 free lunches were served to anxious bidders who were awaiting the perfect items to come up for bid in the live or silent auction.

“It was awesome. It was the best event we have ever had,” said Lacy Barton, Vice President of Development with the Foster’s Home. “We raised $45,000!”

Many of the items were donated by local businesses and citizens and still others were donated after being “lovingly used.” Items on the auction block included furniture, quilts, gift certificates, vehicles, trailers, boats, tools, exercise equipment and much more.

“We had so much stuff that we are having to have an overflow auction,” said Barton.

The next auction will be held Saturday, April 11 at 9 p.m. in the Foster’s Home gym.

All of the money raised goes to the Foster’s Home for Children and is helping them with their “2010: Expanding the Vision” campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise money for expansion of the campuses to house more children in need.