BY LEANN DILBECK –
The Mena Lioness organization held their annual auction last Thursday. This year’s event was held in a new location outdoors near the Mena Lions clubhouse. JoLynn Vacca, treasurer for the club, reported to the Pulse that the event was successful in raising $9,260 dollars. The item raising the most was a quilt made by Pastor Ann Ferris of the First United Methodist Church that was purchased by Gar and Debby Eisele of Washburn’s Home Furnishings.
Vacca continued to say that the changes made for this year’s event along with the generosity of numerous vendors who steeply discounted or donated their items means the club netted more money than previous auctions hosted, and that will, in turn, mean more money being donated to the following charities: the Backpack Program, 9th Street Ministries, Clarice’s Room of Hope, PCDC, CASA, Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Foster Parents Association, Coats for Kids, Salvation Army, the Children’s Art Program through the Mena Art Gallery, Arkansas Eye Bank, World Services for the Blind, Mid-South Sight and Hearing, and the Leader Dog Program.