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UPDATE: Hazard Lions Club radio auction brings in nearly $22,000

By: Matthew Rand Email
By: Matthew Rand Email

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - One Perry County club has some extra money to help them fund their service projects.

The 44th annual radio auction for the Hazard Lions Club wrapped up Thursday night on WSGS bringing in $21,781 in donations.

There were 300 items for sale during the four day radiothon, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization.

The cash will be used to fund several different local initiatives.
The Hazard Lions Club kicked off its 44th annual radio auction on WSGS 101.1.

The phones stayed busy as people called in their bids Monday evening.

The auction runs through Thursday, beginning each afternoon at 5:15 and running until 9 p.m.

The club's biggest fundraiser of the year, organizers say there are more than 300 items for sale.

"We've got a lot of restaurants in the area that will donate food, different types of meals, all the way up to the big item this time of year going into the cooler season is coal, house coal," said David Bates, president of the Hazard Lions Club.

Organizers say most of the proceeds will be used to further the Lions Club's mission of preserving eyesight.

Some of the funds will go toward scholarships and other philanthropies.

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