Rotary auctioneers Janet and Dale Dorward crack a smile as Bill Milligan keeps the bids coming in.

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Rotarians from Port Hardy and Port McNeill combined for last weekend’s 27th annual Rotary Auction.

PORT HARDY—Rotarians from Port Hardy and Port McNeill combined for last weekend’s 27th annual Rotary Auction.

This year, a staggering $77,000 of goods went under the hammer Saturday and Sunday — all the more staggering to consider every one of the 461 items up for grabs was donated by local residents, businesses and their suppliers.

The items were made available for preview Friday with the sales taking place Saturday and Sunday. The entire event was broadcast live on Keta Cable and The Port radio, though many preferred to take in the auction in person.

A preliminary total suggested the event brought in $54,000 which amounts to a net profit of $46,000.

These funds help fund Rotary Projects like the new playground in Port Hardy, the ongoing trail construction in Port McNeill and the joint Literacy Centre project underway at Fort Rupert.

 

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