St. Johnsbury- Last night was the final night of the annual Kiwanis Auction that took place at the Father Lively Parish Center on Summer Street. The money raised in the auction will be used to help support the local pool for the community.
The St. Johnsbury chapter of the Kiwanis Club held the first auction 64 years ago, each year using the money to help support the activities that the auction puts together.
The community loves to also help support the event. Joe Fox revealed the importance of the pool to the St. Johnsbury area. "I'm really interested in supporting this event because as the rec director in St. Johnsbury...We run a bunch of summer camps for the kids so we're able to use the Kiwanis Pool as a place to cool down."
This year the auction had a three-day total of just over $25,000. This three-day event brings the club a lot closer to the overall goal of $60,000 to help support the pool this year.
This will be the 70th year of the pool in existence and the Kiwanis club plans on celebrating.
"We are going to have a big shindig... We are going to invite dignitaries, politicians, past pool guards, pool directors, past Kiwanians, and do it up right," said Auction Chairman Dale Morse, but he also went on to add, "Its not going to cost a cent we are going to do it and pull money out of our own pocket and its is going to be a good event".
Dale also wants anyone with a good pool story, or someone who worked with Kiwanis in the past, to please contact him or the club.