Last week’s weather didn’t affect the Reedsburg Area United Fund from exceeding its goal at its 66th annual auction Jan. 21-25 at the VFW Hall.
According to the groups Facebook page more than $35,000 was raised during the week-long auction. Reedsburg Area United Fund Co-Chairman Kathleen Genz said 1,350 items were sold at the auction, but didn’t have a final number that was raised.
“It helped us reach our goal,” Genz said.
The money will go to over 25 non-profit organizations within the Reedsburg and Weston School Districts. The auction was broadcast live at three different times on WRDB-AM 1400 radio, television Channel 12 on the Reedsburg Utility and La Valle Telephone Channel and steamed on Facebook Live. The auction ended at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25.
When snowstorms hit the area Jan. 22 and 23 causing school cancellations, the auction still went on. While the weather didn’t affect the amount of bids called in, Genz said some volunteers couldn’t come in to help due to being stuck at home due to the weather or sickness.
Genz said one of the unique items available at the auction was two park hopper passes to Disneyland. The item that brought in the most money was a memorial stone marker that sold for $1,600, she said.
Those who bid on items and still need to pick them up can do so at Anderson Chiropractic Clinic at 420 Viking Drive in Reedsburg. The clinics hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.
Reedsburg Area United Fund Committee Member Chris Anderson said the auction shows how the community comes together.
“It’s so awesome to see,” Anderson said. “It’s very, very neat.”
Additional pictures from the 2019 Reedsburg Area United Fund’s auction can be found at www.reedsburgtimespress.com.