A local veteran service group will hold an auction on Sunday in hopes of raising funds for a holiday meal program it offers.
Mount Airy Veterans of Foreign Wars post commander David Raborn said on Sunday his organization will hold an auction and much more at the VFW and American Legion hall at Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy.
Raborn said the post will get 15 percent of the proceeds from the auction it hosts, and those proceeds will go toward a holiday meal program in which the post provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to veterans who are in need.
There will be a wide array of things offered for auction, according to Raborn. However, the event will play host to more than an auction. The evening begins at 5 p.m. and should wrap up by about 9 p.m. on Sunday.
“The auxiliary will be auctioning off some cakes and will hold a silent auction,” said Raborn. “We will also have door prizes.”
Additionally, a meal of vegetable soup and toasted cheese sandwiches will be offered for a fee of $5, said Raborn. There will be vendors at the event which will offer highly discounted rates for merchandise.
Raborn said it’s the first time the VFW has held such a fundraising event, and he’s hoping to see a good turnout, as the money will go to a good cause.
“We are using what we raise to help feed veterans who might not otherwise have a holiday meal,” explained Raborn, who noted in addition to giving out the makings of a holiday meal to veterans in need, the VFW will host a Thanksgiving meal on Monday for veterans who have no place to prepare food.
Raborn said everybody wins, especially those who leave the hall with the good deals an auction can offer.
“I’ve been to these in the past, and I’ve picked up some really great stuff for cheap,” said Raborn.