Community members gathered before the Auglaize County Crisis Center 26th Anniversary Benefit Auction began to check out the items up for bidding. Items ranged from tickets to Disney World, to the Ohio State University memorabilia, to flowers, paintings and lawn ornaments. (Staff photos/Michelle Meunier)
The Auglaize County Crisis Center held a benefit auction last night at the Auglaize County Fairground’s Junior Fair Building.
In it’s 26th year, the auction is meant to raise awareness and funds to support members of the community who utilize the Crisis Center as victims and survivors.
“What we’re going to see happen here tonight, first of all for community awareness to domestic violence both to primary and secondary victim survivors,” Executive Director of the Crisis Center Shirley Longworth said. “Secondarily our hope is to raise dollars to assist in the 20 percent match that we require for our grants. Some of the state and federal grants require a 20 percent match and this assists us in doing so.”
Along with the auction, the Crisis Center is also selling cookbooks to help raise funds, and board trustee Tess Voisard said recipes have come from all over the county.
“All of the profits go directly toward the Crisis Center for them to use as needed,” Voisard said. “And they’re all recipes from within the county, some passed down for generations, some from elected officials and some just from regular citizens.”
For the full story, see the Friday, April 25 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.