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The Uptown Sertoma Club of Spartanburg will hold their 19th annual Auction for A Cause, sponsored by JM Smith Corporation, to benefit six local non-profit organizations. The participating agencies are the Bethlehem Center, Camp Sertoma, Children Shelter of the Upstate, The Haven, SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, and Spartanburg Humane Society.

The event will be held at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2012.  The evening will feature two silent auctions.  A highlight of the evening is the live auction, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., offering world-class items. The over 400 items auctioned in the silent and live auctions will include vacations, electronics, vehicles, gift certificates to numerous restaurants, jewelry, paintings, personal and home accessories, and many more must-see items! Auctioneer Jerry A. Bruce will call the live auction. (A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to all purchases.)

“The Uptown Sertoma Club is excited to be a part of the Auction’s 19th year.  This is a wonderful event for shoppers and our charities. Shoppers find wonderful bargains and local charities raise much-needed funds. We are so thankful that even in these stressful times, the community support of this event has not waned. Our Sponsors and donors are generous, as always. Spartanburg is such a giving community! With their help, and the help of shoppers, we will once again be able to give back to the community,” says Event Co-Chair, Ruth Anne Hickerson.“This event has raised over a half million dollars for exceptionally worthy charities. All of these agencies go above and beyond to assist those who need their services and we are proud to work with them.  We want to take this opportunity to invite everyone to the auction.”

Guests will enjoy a fun filled evening that will include food samples from local eateries, catered food from choice vendors, free parking, door prizes, and live entertainment courtesy of Blue Monkey. Additional door prize tickets may be earned by dressing like a pirate for the event. Auction for a Cause tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from participating agencies. For more information about Auction for a Cause, please contact Ruth Anne at (864) 381-7672. Descriptions of Live Auction items will be available at www.Auction4aCause.org after October 1st.

The Uptown Sertoma Club of Spartanburg meets once a month from Noon to 1:00 pm on the third Friday of each month at the Piedmont Club. Members of the Uptown Sertoma Club volunteer time and money to local charities and facilitate “Auction for a Cause” which benefits five local non-profit organizations, as well as Camp Sertoma of SC, which provides summer camp experiences for speech and hearing impaired children and those who are economically disadvantaged.

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