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CAPS Auction Brings In Nearly $85,000

KSAL Staff - February 7, 2015 8:39 pm

An enthusiastic crowd gathered Saturday morning to bid on a wide variety of items that included among other things services, romantic getaways, celebrity items and recreation packages. For the 26th year in a row, Child Advocacy and Parenting Services, or CAPS, hosted a celebrity benefit auction.

The bidding was fast and furious, with some items selling for a few dollars and others for thousands of dollars.

CAPS Interim Executive Director Carmen San Martin tells KSAL News that by Saturday evening $84,583.50 was collected. The “Fund a Need” item in support of the Child Advocacy Center brought in the most money, $11,943.

According to auctioneer Eric Blomquist, the live auctio was the highest he has ever done, bringing in $55,045.50.

The auction is the single largest fund-raising event of the year for Child Advocacy and Parenting Services.

 

 

 

 

Fred Hanson

February 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

Does not surprise me at all and glad they did well. It seems all auctions whether benefit or not have seen an increase in what is being paid for items. This auction had great items especially for collectors but most regular auctions anymore have garage sale cast offs that bring way to much money where in many cases you can buy a new item cheaper. Great job done here for a good cause.

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