Rob and Corrie Bauml admire Shea Weber's Nashville Predators jersey at the 31st Kalamalka Rotary Club Dream Auction Saturday night at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

Rob and Corrie Bauml admire Shea Weber's Nashville Predators jersey at the 31st Kalamalka Rotary Club Dream Auction Saturday night at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

Dream Auction raises $204,000 for the community

The Kalamalka Rotary Club's Dream Auction was at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Saturday

A gala evening was an overwhelming success.

The Kalamalka Rotary Club’s Dream Auction raised more than $204,000 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Saturday.

“This year, we had more than $266,000 donated to the Dream Auction, an all-time record for donations as we celebrate the 31st Dream Auction “said Neil Perry, event chairperson.

“The success is due to the enthusiastic donors who support the effort every year and of course the wonderful people who bid on these items to help us raise money.”

In 31 years, the Dream Auction has raised more than $3 million.

“The money raised at the Dream Auction enables Kal Rotary to support dozens of worthy community projects each year,” said Mary Jackson, club president.

“Dream Auction has developed into Vernon’s premiere fundraising event. A big thank you Vernon is in order. We can continue to do our good work as a direct result of the great support of our community.”

Community groups can begin applying for grants in January. Full details are available at www.kalrotary.org under the funding tab.