A late summer auction helps North Okanagan families at Christmas.
The Kal Tire Christmas Fundraising Society presents its annual Buy A Used Car vehicle auction at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Dodds Auction and Appraisal Services (3311-28th Avenue, Vernon).
The event features an auction of about 10 or so used vehicles with money raised from the sales going to the fundraising society.
“At Christmas, we support 24 families,” said society president Garry Molitwenik. “We spend about $700 on food for each family.”
Kal Tire puts up two vehicles while other vehicles are donated to the auction by Bannister GM Vernon, Vernon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Watkin Motors and Vernon Toyota.
Auctioneer Bob Woodman donates his services and Capri Insurance waives their licence registration fee.
The Morning Star provides two free advertisements for the auction.
Family referrals are given to the society by the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society, North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS) as well as local senior’s groups.
“Referrals for the auction or for the cars can be phoned into our society at 250-542-2366,” said Molitwenik.
People are to ask for Lori Barton or James Barnett when phoning about the auction.
Vehicles available during the auction will include safe, street-worthy cars, trucks and vans.
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