Kiwanis Club of Richmond Conducts 35th Annual Auction

Individuals who purchased items at the auction but were unable to pick them up should contact Kiwanis Club President David Harkleroad at Coldwell Banker - DeSloover Realty to make arrangements for getting those items. He may be reached at 859-623-8385 (Home) or 859-582-3607 (Cell) or at this email address at:

Special thanks are due to those who provided exceptional support of this auction.

Thanks to Richmond Mayor Connie Lawson and City Manager David Evans for their continuing support of the auction by providing city hall for the auction and support in so many additional ways.

Thanks to Radio Stations WEKY 1340 AM and 1500 AM as well as Adelphia Cable Television for carrying this auction live on their media.

Thanks to the Richmond Register for their coverage both before and after the auction.

Thanks to our corporate sponsors

Coldwell Banker - Desloover Realty

Craft, Nobel and Company

Cumberland Valley National Bank

Peoples Bank of Madison County

Thanks to Ray Desloover for his exceptional use of the media to solicit two tickets to a University of Kentucky basketball game, scheduled the day after the auction, and then selling these tickets on air.

Thanks to the many businesses in Richmond and Madison County that provided items for the auction. The above automobile was provided by Steve Gates.

Special thanks to the following for providing food and drink items for use by the auction workers: Arby's, Battlefield Golf Course, Cici's Pizza, Domino's Pizza, E.W. James, Habitat for Humanity, Hardees, McDonalds, Parke Pasteries, Richmond Distributing, and Wal-Mart.

The above photo sitting and frame were provided by Steve Bates Photograph. And thanks to La-Z-Boy for this first class recliner.

The Hays Furniture in Berea provided this classy chair for the auction.

If you attend the auction get your bid number from Dr. Kim Naugle, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. The youngest person attending the auction was a mere five days old.

Dr. Ken Clawson, past governor of the Kentucky-Tennessee Kiwanis instruct EKU football players on how to man the phones and take auction bids.

Representatives of the Delta Zeta sorority, as well as EKU football players, also helped take phone bids during the auction

Elizabeth Robinson assists in describeing items to be auctioned during her on-air stint.

Ray Desloover and Piddle Johnson are not really contestants in a Kiwanis version of "Dancing With the Stars." They are working in unison in fielding bids alternately from the live audience and from the radio/cable tv audience.

Special thanks to those behind the scenes that make the auction work. Randy

Wilson handled the television aspects of the auction while Brenda Blankenship and Jared Nobel keep track of auction lots on a laptop computer.

Proceeds from past Kiwanis fundraiser have been used to support:

4-H Camps
4-H Youth Scholarships
Battle of Richmond Association - Historical Society
Be A Children's Champion
Boy Scouts of America
Court Appointed Special Advocates - CASA
Crusade for Children
Educational Talent Search Program
EKU Colonel Club
George Brown Key Club Student Scholarship
Girls Fast Pitch Softball Team
Habitat for Humanity
Home Meal Delivery
Madison High School Student Scholarship
Model High School Key Club
Model High School Student Scholarship
Nursing Home Christmas Gifts Project
Project Graduation - Madison Central High School
Project Graduation - Model High School
Project Read
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Richmond Little League
Richmond Youth Football and Cheerleading
Richmond Children's Theater
Safety City
Salvation Army Angel Trees
Special Olympics
Telford YMCA
Trooper Island
YMCA Capital Campaign
Young Children Priority One
Youth Basketball Team
and many other activities

Nancy Taggert, the Kentucky Press Association award-winning photojournalist for the Richmond Register took photos for publication during the Kiwanis auction. See Nancy's photos below:

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