Against all odds, the 62nd Annual WHOP Rotary Radio Auction overcame a large deficit going into the final night and came away with a record year.
An astounding 366 items were sold on the final night, amassing nearly 46-thousand dollars—which is only about five thousand dollars less than the other five nights combined.
The diner and sweet shop also performed well on the final night, bringing in a little over 11-thousand dollars, which was by far the biggest evening of the week.
Overall, the auction raised $300,512, which is $7,782 more than last year’s total. That is even more remarkable considering the auction was in a 13-thousand dollar hole compared to last year’s numbers when the first bell rang at 6pm Saturday.
Auction Chair Frank Giles thanked everyone who contributed to the auction during his closing remarks in the early morning hours.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Rotary Auction remains the largest such rotary auction among all clubs anywhere in the world. The money raised goes to fund scholarships and student loans for graduates of high schools in Christian County.