Foster’s annual auction to benefit children

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Come join in the fun at Foster’s Home For Children for its 12th annual auction at 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

Last year's event raised $147,000, and all proceeds benefit abused and neglected children.

Lacy Barton, vice president of development, has been coordinating the event since its beginning.

“I love how the community embraces what we do,” she said. “And I am amazed every year at the community support.”

Some of the large items to be auctioned off include a travel trailer, boat, flatbed trailer, smokers, weekend getaways and a buck hunt. The items were all donated by local businesses.

Friday evening they will have their own take on ‘Storage Wars’ where each person can buy a box of random items; they can peek in, but can’t move the boxes.

“I promise there is at least one really good item in each box,” Barton said.

Saturday is an all-day event, starting outdoors, and then moving inside for the live and silent auctions.

There will be a free barbecue lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

“If you’ve ever had our barbecue, it’s the best around,” Barton said.