Win a camera and help a veteran. Pick up some patio furniture, or an iPod, or cookware, and help a veterans family.
The Clarence American Legion Auxiliary is giving you chances 15 for $10.
Thats the price of tickets for the auxiliarys June 9 auction to benefit two resources for veterans: the Fisher House Foundation and the Veterans Assistance Fund of Centre County.
Linda Bressler, the auxiliary president, said her organization annually raises money for the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. This year, though, auxiliary members wanted to do something else for veterans and their families in addition, she said.
They considered a few nonprofits but didnt like that expenses, salaries and other overhead costs consumed too much of the donations.
So the veterans didnt get a whole lot of the profits from that, she said. We wanted to pick two organizations where the money went to veterans.
Since early in the spring, individuals and businesses have given a wide range of items, including a vacuum, a tent, fishing and camping equipment, hunting gear, DelGrosso Amusement Park passes and certificates for such fun as wine-tasting tours and bowling parties for 10.
Our donations have been fantastic, Bressler said.
Until the auction, the auxiliary will accept donations or money to help buy items. To contribute, call Bressler at 404-8715 or other auxiliary officers: Lori Hoffman, 404-0880; Melissa Repasky, 387-0555; Leslie McCloskey, 360-9241; and Michelle Drapcho, 387-4267.
The Legions post at 1171 Clarence Road, where the auction will take place, can be contacted after 3:30 p.m. at 387-6711.
On June 9, the auxiliary will start selling tickets between noon and 1 p.m., with drawings at 7 p.m. Attendees can distribute their chances for the prizes however they wish.
Bressler said organizers plan to print 500 tickets, hoping to raise $5,000 for veterans.
Were shooting for the whole goal, she said.
Chris Rosenblum writes a weekly column about happenings in the Bald Eagle area. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-4620.