Perrysburg Rotary sets annual auction


PERRYSBURG – "Over the Top" is the theme of the upcoming Perrysburg Rotary Club 27th annual
charity auction, an invitation-only event that will be held on Feb. 5 beginning at 6 p.m. at The Hilton
Garden Inn in Levis Commons, Perrysburg. Auctioneer Pam Rose will once again handle the auction.
"We chose the ‘Over the Top’ theme to challenge our members to work hard and go beyond our goal of
exceeding $40,000 in auction proceeds," said Steve Hopkins, this year’s auction chair. "We
also want the community to know this is a first-class event and the theme was chosen to reflect that as
Perrysburg Rotarians have received donations of paintings, a sailing cruise for two, a one-night stay at
a local bed-and-breakfast establishment, the use of a suite at the Huntington Center in Toledo, country
club golf packages, tickets to college and pro football games, and much more. The event will include
both an oral and silent auction. Proceeds will be used to continue to fund the Perrysburg Rotary Service
Foundation’s Endowed Scholarship at Owens Community College.
The charity auction has served as the main vehicle to generate the funds necessary to support the club’s
many projects.
Over the past 27 years, the club has used its auction proceeds to benefit projects such as: establishing
a 10-year plan and committing $200,000 to the new Perrysburg Rotary Community Park project on Ft. Meigs
Road; providing four $1,000 college scholarships each year to Perrysburg High School seniors;
contributing $10,000 for the construction of Ft. Imagination in Woodland Park; and purchasing a
multi-passenger van for the Perrysburg School district.
Outside of the Perrysburg community, the Rotary Club has funded such projects as: contributing nearly
$25,000 to help construct the Deborah House, a home for abused girls in Timisoara, Romania; funding the
drilling of 13 water wells in Vietnam; collecting 350 used bicycles for shipment to Guatemalan villages
to be used as transportation; coordinating the delivery of fire trucks and medical equipment to third
world countries; contributing $18,000 to the Mensies Center, an orphanage for abused children in Belize;
and participating with Rotarians worldwide to contribute more than $650 million for the eradication of
Donations to theauction are tax-deductible. Club members continue to seek donations of cash, products, or
services for the oral and silent auctions. Donations can be made by contacting any Perrysburg Rotarian
or Hopkins at (419) 872-2050, or HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]" t "_blank"
[email protected].

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