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Album Name: Looking back at Rotary Auctions Return to Albums
Album Date: Aug 1, 2005
Description: In 1957, the club voted to take over Lobster Time, previously a project of the PTA. That year, the price for a lobster was set at $1.50, and the fundraiser netted $895. Then the club expanded the event to include an auction starring Brud Pierce as auctioneer, and eventually the lobsters were superseded by the more lucrative sale of donated stuff. Here's some of the photos from the Clubhouse archives.
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Mike Adams, ready for Auction action. Ronny Calhoun wields a hammer during the setup. Danny Beals takes time out to tickle the ivories, to the enjoyment of Jan Newell. Skip Williams, singing cowboy? Russ Griffin, moving man. Apparently the Club sold a lot of keyboards in the good old days.
George Traquair manages the bake. Ken Honey and Marcelle Kilpatrick collect money. Where did the Club get all those tables from? I guess it was a smaller flea market in those days. Phil Chase, master salesman.
Chip Griffin displays his younger self. Neil Ames extolls the virtues of the boat to Mary Ev Friant. The auction action is ready to go! Brud Pierce, auctioneer. Brud in action in the big tent.
The auction buyers listen attentively to Brud. Brud, shown here with Sonny Hodgdon, knows how to relax after a strenuous day! Steve Francis ponders a purchase. Bob Walters lends a hand. Judy deGraw and Dave Duggan collect the money. I guess some things never change!