Sunday, August 21, 2011

Art Auction to support Mitchell's Aged Care Facility

The 'For Old Time's Sake' Art Auction and Gala Night held at the Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery began at 5 p.m. and included live entertainment, hot food, drinks and the auction of 30 items.

Talented local auctioneer Seamus Filan cleverly coaxed the crowd into spirited bidding, with amusing banter as well. Andrew Hughes' peacock sculpture created the most bids and sold for around $300. Pieces of pottery, quilts, paintings, jewellery and other artistic pieces sold well, with nothing passed in.

The Mitchell Retirement Village is a vital local service which is currently under threat, but the small outback town of Mitchell once again demonstrated its support through their attendance at the auction, with all proceeds going towards its aged care facility.

All 30 items auctioned were 100% donated, and brought in over $3500. Money raised through food, drinks and donations are still to be added.

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