It's time for the annual Katahdin Area Rotary Auction. The auction will be held Tonight at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Millinocket.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. for the silent auction, followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m, and live auction at 6:30 p.m.

The goal of this years dinner & auction is to raise money for the Katahdin Region’s new All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), the Cancer Hospitality House of Maine, and other local charities. An ATV was purchased for our local police department to patrol the region’s multi-use trail system to keep it safe for residents and visitors. The Katahdin Area Rotary Club made the commitment to provide the matching funds for the ATV which was recently purchased by the Town of Millinocket.

Having lost two Rotary members to cancer recently, dedicating a portion of the auctions proceeds to the Cancer Hospitality House of Maine was an easy decision.  The Old Town Rotary Club started the project in 2011 as a tribute to one of their young members, Sarah, who lost her life to cancer. Their sole purpose is to develop, construct, and operate residential housing for cancer patients receiving care at Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Cancer Care of Maine. The Katahdin Area Rotary club found this project near and dear to their hearts knowing there is a need within the communities for a place for cancer patients to stay at low or no cost when receiving cancer treatments.

Purchase a Ticket and Attend the Dinner/Auction: Come and enjoy a great Dinner and be eligible to win an assortment of Door Prizes! Take advantage of the opportunity to bid on some great items and have a fun filled evening while supporting a worthwhile cause. Tickets purchased at the door tonight are $15.

East Millinocket's Mark 'Guitar' Miller will also provide entertainment during the evening. As being a native son of Millinocket, and knowing all that this organization does, I do hope you attend and support the Katahdin Area Rotary Clubs Dinner & Auction tonight at 5:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.