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3/27/2013 10:33:00 AM
Editorial
Give and get with Kiwanis Auction

One of the surest signs of spring around these parts has sprung. The 65th annual Kiwanis Auction, which benefits local nonprofits that help children, began last night and continues through Friday, April 5.

National Bank of Arizona is sponsoring the event for the 13th year. In 2012, the auction, which is broadcast on Channel 13 as well as on KQNA 1130AM and 99.9FM radio, raised more than $150,000 for groups such as the Prescott YMCA, Granite Mountain Middle School, the Yavapai Community Foundation, Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services and Yavapai CASA for Kids.

The first auction, in 1949, raised a little more than $1,000, a far cry from this year's goal of $160,000.

The auction also is streamed live online at www.prescottkiwanisauction.com.

The list of organizations that benefit from the auction is long, but not nearly as long as the list of businesses and individuals that donate goods, services, vacation packages and more to the event, which organizers say is one of Kiwanis International's oldest.

What could possibly be more fun than buying stuff, from the comfort of the sofa, knowing that the money spent will stay here in the Prescott area to help pay for programs for local kids?

"All the money we raise goes back to the community," auction facilitator Gary Ballard said. "All of it."

Kiwanis was founded in 1915 and now boasts nearly a quarter-million members worldwide. All are devoted to children, but we would venture to guess that few if any have as much fun as our local clubs have during this fortnight of bidding and giving.

So if it's a vacation you're after - such as a weekend at a Rocky Point condo or a railroad tour - or something unique like a Luke Brady-autographed guitar or a Frank Tenney Johnson lithograph, tune in to the auction from 7 to 10 p.m. each weeknight for the 150-250 items on each night's auction block. A final auction of unclaimed items will take place at the Grace Sparks Activity Center on Saturday, April 6.

The auction's motto, "For the kids of our community," says it all about this fundraiser, The Bradshaw and Prescott Kiwanians work all year to put this event together and will greatly appreciate your help in supporting their causes.

And besides, you'll come away getting something more for your money than the something you get for your money.

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