BCAC Chocolate Auction sets records in attendance, money raised
Despite the many events going on Sunday afternoon, record numbers were on hand at the Baldwin Community Arts Councils 14th annual Chocolate Auction at Baldwin High School.
There were 225 to 250 chocoholics and art enthusiasts alike bidding on an abundance of donated items.
Lester Edgecomb, postal carrier/auctioneer shared his auctioneering talents before the record crowd making the live auction go smoothly. Edgecomb would not take payment for his services except in the way of a layered German Chocolate Cake won by one of the council members.
Along with Edgecomb, Sandy Cardens, BCAC president thanked the many community members and businesses for the generosity displayed at the auction.
"This fundraiser could not have been possible without the abundant donations and efforts of the community, businesses and the council members," said Cardens. "The council acknowledges the use of the BHS commons area with the assistance of Charles Demmitt, one of the custodians.
"It is just another fine example of people working together for a common purpose," said Christy Carlisle, co-chair of the event.
The effort raised a record $4,500.
"Thanks goes out to those patrons that came and participated with their bidding expertise helping to make this year's fundraiser a huge success," said Cardens.
After the crowd collected their delicacies and art pieces, the commons area was cleaned and put back to normal.