Posted by Bob Buck on Apr 13, 2018
Last night was wild! The HARC Club members and affiliates put up a fantastic selection of basket and live auction items for folks to bid on. The cakes were awesome again this year.
The evening started with a raucous social hour, with delicious hors d'oeuvre and drinks. Formal activities started with current Club President, Barry Ploessl giving a short speech about Rotary and its main missions, stressing Rotary's quest to eradicate polio worldwide. And with that, we were off! Auctioneer Alex Goodman and MC Brad Dinsmoor, kept up a frenetic pace with the audience,  item after item. The action was intense,  with Alex's auctioneer cantor, mixed in with some good natured ribbing and cajoling made for a fun evening.  Throughout the night, Bev Rott, Art Lyons and Dean McHugh gave participants some time to catch their breath as they spoke about the club's local, national and international activities and goals.  The Holmen High Interact Club trolled the crowd all night, giving out purple pinkies for donations to eradicate polio. The evening culminated with the auctioning off of 10 handmade bracelets from Justin Bodin with precedes going to Casa Hogar orphanage in Peru. 
The Holmen Area Rotary Club's would like to give a heartfelt thank you!  to all those that attended and supported the Club at their annual service auction last night. Your generous contributions will be amplified by the club members as they do their work in the community and internationally in the coming year.