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Ag Society gearing up for inaugural live auction fundraiser

By: Allison Chorney

  |  Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:23 pm

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Mark your calendars because on June 6 the Airdrie and District Agricultural Society (ADAS) is hosting the organization’s first live auction fundraiser.

“We have quite a number of items from a variety of different businesses in the area,” said Don Savage, ADAS president.

“We have about 25 excellent items up for auction.”

Savage said there is something for everyone at the event as they have items from agricultural equipment and products, to electronics and art.

A list of items up for auction is available at www.airdrieagsociety.com

The event is in support of the society’s many events, programs and the scholarships they give to area students, and runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 6 at the Woodside Golf Course.

The evening includes entertainment, hors d’oeurevs and the live auction.

“Agriculture has always been very important in Airdrie,” Savage said, adding the number of people that attend annual ADAS events only solidifies the importance of the society still exists today.

“Our scholarships and sponsorships certainly help the community as well.”

ADAS has supported numerous community organizations over the years including Meals on Wheels, Farm Women – Decision with Vision, the Airdrie Food Bank and more.

The group also organizes a number of events throughout the year including the Airdrie Fall Fair Horticultural and Bench Show, the Ranch Hand Competition and the Art of the Harvest.

In addition, the ADAS helps with funding and resources for area 4-H clubs.

The Calgary Fiddlers will be performing and entertaining guests prior to the auction, which will be run by Savage who is a professional auctioneer.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for the community to come out and support the society,” Savage said.

He said the society is hoping to raise between $6,000 and $7,000 at the event an is hoping to make the fundraiser and annual event in the city.

Tickets to the event are $50 each, and are eligible for a $36 charitable donation receipt, and can be purchased by emailing info@airdrieagsociety.com or by contacting Dianne Nielsen at 403-948-5823.Residents hoping to get caught up in the auction action and bring home a great item are asked to bring cash or cheque for auction items payment.

“Hopefully everybody comes out and enjoys the evening and listening to the Calgary Fiddlers,” Savage said.


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