Nov. 21—GREENSBURG — The Decatur County United Fund recently held its 27th annual auction and dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Greensburg.
"The Team Up for United Fund themed auction netted $134,675 for the Decatur County United Fund," DCUF Executive Director Joane Cunningham said.
Auctioneers Brian Owens, Aaron Gault and Steve Fortner kept the bidding lively as guests, many who were decked out in their favorite team jersey, bid on the many items available.
Brad Schutte served as the evening's master of ceremonies dressed in his official referee shirt. The clerk for the evening was Frank Narwold, and the checkout table was facilitated by Connie Weston and Amanda White.
Dinner was catered by B&S Catering and then bidding started on the 71 live items that were donated or sponsored by local businesses and individuals. Throughout the night, those in attendance tried to outbid each other on sports items, dinner, destinations, household items and various experiences.
"The evening was a lot of fun, Cunningham said. "Those in attendance bid in support of the 16 non-profits providing valuable programs and services to Decatur County residents."
The 2024 grantees are Advocates for Children, American Red Cross, Carousel Play and Learn Center, Catch A Ride, Champions of Youth, Children's Advocacy Center of Southeastern Indiana, Community Healthcare Clinic, Decatur County Family YMCA, Decatur County Youth Baseball, Girl Scouts, Greensburg Community Bread of Life, Head Start and Human Services, Our Hospice, Turning Point and Speranza House.
"A special thank you goes to Coach Shaun Busick and the Greensburg Community High School basketball team who set up tables and chairs prior to the event," Cunningham said. "Coach PJ Metz and the North Decatur High School basketball team members came in on Saturday following the event and helped with clean up and re-setting of hall tables. Both teams have helped with set-up and tear-down of the auction for many years and it is greatly appreciated."
Donations are still welcomed and encouraged.
Mail your contribution to Decatur County United Fund, 108 S. Broadway, Suite 1, Greensburg, Indiana 47240.