The Auction Connection fundraising event is set Sunday, October 7 at United Senior Services from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. A few seats for this wine/beer-tasting plus heavy hors-d’oeuvres event are still available. Tickets are $50 each or $85 for a couple.
The annual auction is TAC’s largest fundraising event of the year. Parents, caregivers, staff, community business partners and many in the community who care deeply about people with disabilities join together to donate items, money and services to the cause of providing transportation to individuals who come to TAC for employment, connections and care.
Auctioneer Gene Kelly will be joined by local celebrities and emcees Dick Hatfield and Darryl Bauer this year. The trio plans to entertain and engage the audience “until their wallets fall open.”
Tickets are available online: www.bit.ly/TACauction2018 or by calling (937) 525-7488. Credit and debit cards are accepted for payment or auction event attendees may pay at the door.
“We have been fortunate this year to have extraordinary donations for the event,” said TAC CEO Justin Debord. Along with collaborative artwork by TAC artists, the auction features a three-wheeled bicycle, a rolling tool chest with tools, and a collection of 25 Ohio Lottery scratch-off tickets. Also up for grabs is a surprise item handcrafted by TAC employees.
The drawing for the donated 1929 Ford Model A car or $5,000 cash will take place at the end of the auction at 7 p.m. The winners will be notified by phone or congratulated in person if they are in the audience.
Because vehicles are needed at TAC, the car/cash raffle proceeds will be used to purchase a new community inclusion vehicle to transport people with developmental disabilities on outings, to work in the community, and to/from work at TAC.
Second prize is $1,000 cash; there will be ten 3rd place tickets drawn for $100 each.
PHOTO: TAC employee Tina Ferner holds the Master Gardener’s donation of books, tools, seeds and more. Each auction basket is carefully curated and assembled by Peggy Connolly.
ABOUT: TAC – The Abilities Connection is a leading organization with a long history of providing employment, training, and dignity for people with disabilities. While the names, places, and staff of TAC have changed over the years, the mission has not: to employ, connect, and care for people with disabilities in community settings of their choice.
Media contact: Tracey Hanlin (937) 525-7441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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