Though the Lakeview Lions have received a plethora of ‘seatery’ as donations for this year’s auction fundraiser, it’s like the old song goes: ‘You Can’t Sit Down,’ otherwise you might just miss out on a good deal.
The action will commence fast and furious, as is the case with most live auctions, on Saturday, May 3, with the Lakeview Lions’ Auction Fundraiser event.
Donations have been collected for weeks, if not months, and it all comes to a head this weekend.
The event is slated to begin with a traditional flea market opening at 8 a.m.
This area will feature household items, clothing and varied smaller items at bargain basement prices.
“You name it, it’s there,” said Lakeview Lion John Bunch.
Coffee and doughnuts will also be available for purchase by the early birds, and a preview of auction items will commence at 9 a.m. The auction, itself, is slated to begin at 10 a.m. on the dot.
The event regularly represents the definition of the word ‘miscellany,’ with auction block items ranging from lawn and garden equipment to furniture, exercise equipment and bicycles.
Two items donated by Lake Health District recently included a riding lawn mower as well as a 1993 Chevrolet pick-up with just 78,000 miles.
The Lakeview Lions set a goal of raising $10,000 from this year’s event, with proceeds once again benefitting the Town of Lakeview Municipal Swimming Pool, Bunch said.
Construction work is currently underway on an extensive remodel of the facility, which is now more than 60 years old.
The Lions are accepting donations for the auction until Friday, May 2. Items they will not accept include mattresses, toilets and cathode ray tube television sets.
For more information, call 541-947-3683.