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Duncan Rotary Club Gives Back To Needy Children

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DUNCAN, OK (KSWO)- The Duncan Rotary Club launched their 59th annual Christmas Auction on Monday to raise money for children in need.

Members spent months getting donations from various people and businesses to be auctioned off. 

 

They also worked with local elementary schools to find families who need help getting things for children.

Longtime supporter, Ray Maier has been a faithful donor to Duncan Rotary's Christmas Auction since he opened his establishment, Red Wing Safety Boots, 57 years ago.

He says each year he gives shoes or clothing from his store because he knows the feeling of having family members lacking during the holiday season. 

"I've got kids and grand kids whatever, they all need help,” said Maier.

Yancy Spivey, President of the Duncan Rotary says, local businesses throughout the community donate numerous items to be auctioned, some even out of the ordinary.

“Items they come from all different shapes and sizes. We have homemade jelly, and actually one of our most popular items is a jar of pickles. We sell a different jar of pickles every night by Merf's pickles. That some of our highest priced items. You might see that go from a hundred to five hundred dollars,” said Spivey.

Laura Goldring has volunteered and participated in the auction for three years. She says this is one of her favorite Duncan traditions.

"It’s just a really full circle type of community event and it's a staple in our community. We couldn't do it without all our volunteers and without our community support. It’s just amazing to see how people will rally around the community in a time of need and help those who are most vulnerable."


The club expects to collect nearly $50,000 from the auction. All proceeds will provide clothing and shoes to over four hundred children.

Spivey says he encourages everyone to bid,  "We have people placing bids from all over the country. They can live stream on YouTube. We welcome those bids from anywhere. Just doing a tremendous service to help all these kids."

Each child who's selected to benefit from the auction can spend up to $100
, but the money must be spent on clothing or shoes.

Organizers take the money and create a line of credit at both Walmart and Pay less, and the parents and children will then take their items through a designated line to use that credit.  

 

The big shopping day is one week from Saturday.

If you would like to participate in the auction, it will be televised in Duncan on Cable One Channel 60, and live streamed online from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday night.

For more information on how to donate, bid or help a child in need, 
contact Yancy Spivey 580-235-6969 duncanrotaryok@gmail.com.

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