Auction For A Cause, Oct. 7

September 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

The Uptown Sertoma Club of Spartanburg will hold their 18th annual Auction for A Cause, sponsored by JM Smith Corporation and Hospice Care of South Carolina, to benefit eight local non-profit organizations. The participating agencies are the Bethlehem Center, Children Shelter of the Upstate, Christmas in Action, The Haven, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, Spartanburg Humane Society, and Camp Sertoma.

The event will be held at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2011.  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 announce the Auction’s 18th year.  This event is wonderful for BOTH shoppers AND our charities. Shoppers find GREAT 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 again be able to continue granting wishes and giving back to the community,” says Event Co-Chair, Linda Moehlman. “This event has an amazing track record in that we have raised over a half million dollars for exceptionally worthy charities, with no end in sight! 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 bringing donations non-persishable food to 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 Linda at (864) 381-7672. Descriptions of Live Auction items will be available at 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 six 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.  For membership information, please contact the Vice President of Membership, Licita Rogers, at (864)908-5551 .