It was another overwhelming success for the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction.
The gala event at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Saturday grossed more than $165,000.
“It was a huge success and everyone in the club is delighted we’ll have such a large pool of funds to direct into community and international projects,” said Sarah Pruckl, club president.
Dream Auction funds support a wide variety of community projects each year.
Organizations are encouraged to determine whether they might qualify by going to www.clubrunner.ca/Kalamalka. The club’s granting policy and a complete application form may be accessed through the Funding tab on the top menu bar.
The auction attracted a sell-out crowd of 450 people.
“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 Pruckl.
“Many items actually sold for more than their stated value.”
Months of planning went into the event.
“I would like to thank all of the Rotarians who contributed to this year’s success and in particular, Dream Auction chairperson Taylor Dedora and his auction committee members,” said Pruckl.