By Donna Summerall
The Pilot Club of West Point held a dessert/white elephant auction after the conclusion of the business meeting Tuesday night in the dining room of the Henry Clay Retirement Center in West Point.
â€śThis is always a fun way to raise a little money in â€“ house,â€ť Sandra Cox, member of the fundraising committee, said. â€śPeople bring either a dessert or a decorative or household item for the members to bid on. Sometimes the bidding gets a little heated, but everyone laughs a lot and has a good time.â€ť
Mary Ann Shows, a member of the fundraising committee, said she walks around the room with desserts ranging from homemade banana pudding, chocolate delight, a Jubilations Cheesecake to no â€“ bake cookies, to tempt Pilots into bidding on the goodies. Shows said it was all in fun and she enjoyed playing auctioneer during the event.
â€śThe item bringing in the highest bid was a carved wooden decorative Christmas tree,â€ť Michele Estes, a Pilot Club director, said. â€śThe bidding for it got up to $50. There is always one thing that everyone would like to have and the bidding war begins. Itâ€™s a nice way to make money for club projects and no one ever gets their feelings hurt, itâ€™s just a lot of fun.â€ť
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