Creston Rotary Club gearing up for annual radio auction

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The Creston Rotary Club members are preparing for their 12th annual Rotary auction to be held May 11. Every year, proceeds from the auction are used to fund local major projects. Previously those projects have included the building of community trails, the splash park and playground at Centennial Park, and just last year helped pay for a portion of the improvements at Canyon Park.

The Creston Rotary Club, in partnership with the Creston Valley Rotary Club, has invested time, energy and dollars to help make Centennial Park a place where families want to spend time in the summer. The splash park, playground and exercise equipment provide fun and fitness for people of all ages. Previous improvements have helped make Centennial Park a destination for the families in this community, and those who visit them during wonderful Creston summers.

This year, the two Rotary clubs are again working together to add two improvements we feel were needed to complete the park. Those projects are:

•much needed improved bathroom facilities; and,

•a covered pavilion near the splash park. The pavilion with provide a shaded area with more picnic tables.

The total cost of these improvements is approximately $80,000. The Creston Rotary Club will be putting all the proceeds from this year’s auction (approximately $10,000) toward the project. The additional funding will come from the Creston Valley Rotary Club, various grants that have been applied for, and any business or individual who would care to donate.

How can you help?

1. Creston Rotary Club members are approaching members of the business community for auction items. Goods and services that people use regularly are especially popular. If you have not been approached and would like to contribute items to the auction, please call Don at 250-431-8852.

2. Bid on the auction items. Flyers will be mailed to all valley residents about two weeks before the auction.

3. If you don’t want to participate in the auction, cash donations from valley residents or businesses are always welcome. Individual residents who would like a tax receipt can make their donation to the Centennial Park upgrade project at the Town of Creston office.

The club is excited this year to be working with 94.1 Juice FM, which will be broadcasting the auction from 6-10 p.m. May 11.

Watch for the flyer and please contribute in some way to the auction and the project. It is the contribution of businesses, groups, and individuals that collectively will make this project a success.

—CRESTON ROTARY CLUB