Churubusco Rotary auction is March 21

CHURUBUSCO — The 24th annual Rotary auction will be held at the Churubusco High School cafeteria March 21.

The free-will buffet starts at 5:45 p.m., and the auction bidding begins at 6:30 p.m.

In the past 24 years, Churubusco’s Rotary Club has raised more than $300,000 from the annual auction. Money raised goes toward scholarships for high school seniors and community programs.

Along with funds raised from the annual golf outing, the Rotary Club has given to several important Churubusco programs. The club gave $11,000 for scholarships and more than $10,000 to other programs, such as children’s programs at the Churubusco United Methodist Church and local childcare center, Boomerang Backpack, Churubusco Library, Boy Scouts for a trailer to haul their camping supplies, girls state representative, United Way, 529 plan for elementary school students, junior achievement for Churubusco business people who teach local students, ’Busco youth football program, Turtle Days, Chamber of Commerce, Bear Lake Youth Camp, youth leadership training, honors luncheon for honors students in grades 9-12, and several other local and school projects.

“The community and area give much, along with members of the local club, to make all these things possible,” said Chuck Jones, of the Rotary Club. “The Rotary thanks all who help us make these scholarships and gifts possible.”

Informational letters were sent out to 200 local and nearby businesses last week.

Those with questions about the auction or want to donate an item for the sale should call Jones at 609-1895.

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