The annual Junior Group of Goodwill has decided to make a major change to the annual auction. On the first Friday and Saturday in March the Junior Group has held a two-day auction at Stambaugh Auditorium. The Friday evening event consists of a live auction of new items, silent auction, Chinese auction, basket raffle, jewelry sale and more, while the Saturday event was a standard auction of collectibles and antiques that were collected through Goodwill donation centers. The group has made the decision to do away with the Saturday auction, while continuing with the Friday evening event. After a discussion with George Roman Auctioneers and testing the waters with an online format, the group will now auction the collectibles and antiques on a quarterly basis at www.georgeromanauctioneers.com. As more auctions have begun to move online, the group thought the time was right for them to make this transition. The online auction allows for a broader audience, is less time consuming for the group and generates funds more often through the year. The first online auction, held this past summer, served as a trial run and generated over $4,000 for Goodwill.
Tickets for the Junior Group of Goodwill Auction & Jewelry Sale on Friday, March 3, 2017 will be available in January.