Bulletin board auction set to begin Monday

The Millsop Community Center will hold its annual Christmas Bulletin Board Auction from Monday through Dec. 14, with between 90 and 100 items expected to be up for bid. Standing with the boards in the center are, from left, Parks Director Terry Weigel, Park Board member William Curenton and Program Director Chris Krishak. -- Craig Howell

WEIRTON — For the 15th year, the Millsop Community Center will hold its Christmas Bulletin Board Auction, with a goal of helping to ensure the center’s future for years to come.

“We’ll have over 90 items when it starts,” Programs Director Chris Krishak said.

The auction begins Monday, and will last through Dec. 14. Proceeds will go toward the Legacy Trust Fund, which was organized as a way to help preserve the center for future generations.

During the auction, bulletin boards with cards for each of the available items will be available for viewing in the main hallway on the lower floor of the community center. Those interested in bidding will need to get a slip from the front desk, and write the item number and their bid on it.

“At the end of each day, we update the highest bid,” he said.

The daily bidding will close at 6 p.m., Dec. 14, at which time, Krishak said, the event will switch to a live auction. The live auction will last for between 60 and 90 minutes in the Blue Room of the community center.

“We get a nice crowd on the last day,” Krishak said.

Items included in this year’s auction include gift cards to local businesses, overnight hotel stays, oil changes, car starters and more.

Parks Director Terry Weigel expressed his appreciation to the local businesses and organizations which have donated items for the auction, noting there are several who have made contributions since the auction first started in 2001.

“The business community has been so supportive,” Weigel said. “We’ve had a fantastic response.”

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