Annual FBBB auction is primary fund-raiser

The 31st Annual Famed Brady Bulldog Band Auction will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will hit the airways locally on KNEL. The auction is the band’s primary fund-raiser and is sponsored by the Band Boosters. The increasingly popular auction will be hosted by KNEL radio while Classic Cable Channel 11 airs video footage of auction items. Items such as the “survivor luau” sponsored by the Band Boosters are high on the list for many potential bidders. The event, formerly known as the mystery dinner, will be held toward the end of June. Groups of up to six couples will have a chance at placing a bid during Saturday’s auction. Other items include baked goods, gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses. Last year the band raised $14,600 through the event, and according to event organizer and Band Booster President Pam Hernandez, “We hope to reach $15,000 in total earnings this year.” Donated auction items can be dropped of at KNEL radio station today or at the Brady National Bank Community Room on Saturday. Volunteers will hold and organize the items until they are needed throughout the day for the auction. Sonic Drive-In proprietor Javier Paniagua will be donating half of the proceeds raised during business hours on Saturday to the band’s operating fund. In return, band members will be participating in the day’s work at the restaurant to help facilitate efficient service and to show their appreciation to Sonic for its continued support. For more information about donating, contact Mrs. Hernandez at 597-2020 or Teresa Adams at 597-0135 or tune in to KNEL Saturday morning at 95.3 FM. Bids for the auction can be placed by phone at 597-2119, 597-1925, 597-7391 and 597-4648. All phone lines will be answered at KNEL on Saturday, and no faxed bids will be accepted this year.

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