MIDDLEBORO — The Middleboro Rotary Club will hold its annual Cable TV Charity Auction on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 when it will be broadcast live on the local access cable channels. The Rotary Club is seeking donations of goods and services from local businesses that want to be featured on the program.
The annual auction has become a showcase for civic minded local business, professional and financial institutions that want to show their support for the Rotary Club and the work it does. The auction, which is broadcast live from the Middleboro High School gym, has been the club’s major fundraiser for nearly 30 years.
Donors are recognized as items are put up to bid. They will also be promoted in publicity releases and listed on the club’s web site, www.middlebororotary.com and on Facebook. The Rotary Club is also inviting sponsors to buy commercial time during the broadcast. Any local business that wants to be showcased during the auction can contact any Rotarian or call Robert Saquet, at the Egger’s Furniture Store in downtown Middleboro. He can be reached at 508-947-0680 or by email at email@example.com. Last year there were over 100 participating donors.
Proceeds from the auction help the Middleboro Rotary support its educational and charitable programs which include local college scholarships and school tutorial programs. Rotary International funds efforts to end polio worldwide and provide clean drinking water in developing nations.
The Auction broadcast can be viewed live on the local access cable channels in Middleboro and Lakeville on both the Verizon and Comcast networks. It can be seen on Saturday, March 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. Viewers can phone in their bids as items are presented and will be notified if they are winners. Items can be picked up that day at the Middleboro High School gym.