Tanis Yawney (left) and Christa Russell attend the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction Saturday.

Auction raises $140,000

One of Vernon’s premier social events was one to remember.

One of Vernon’s premier social events was one to remember.

Saturday’s Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction at the Best Western Plus Vernon Lodge raised more than $140,000.

“Everyone in the club is excited that we’ll have such a large pool of funds to direct into community and international projects,” said Beth Marks, Kalamalka Rotary Club president.

Over 10 years, Dream Auction has raised $1.4 million, with the club supporting up to 40 charities annually.

“There are two groups of people to thank for this success, the donors whose generosity provided such a wide variety of items for the auction and the supporters who attend each year and bid on those items,” said Marks.

“Many items actually sold for more than their stated value.”

The auction was organized by Bob Sattler and a team of cthe lub’s 80 members.

“These Rotarians have been working hard since August to make Dream Auction a success and to ensure the club can continue to support major projects,” said Marks.

Dream Auction funds will be available in January and local groups can go to www.clubrunner.ca/Kalamalka to determine if they qualify.

 

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