List of items growing for annual TACO Radio Auction

It won’t be long now until the Tyrone Area Community Organization’s Annual Radio Auction is upon us.
The auction, which is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11, and a growing number of auction items is accumulating in The Daily Herald office window.
The radio auction will be aired live over WTRN 1340 AM. Saturday, February 10, the auction is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:30 a.m., after the morning news. Sunday, February 11, the auction is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
For that weekend, The Daily Herald office will once again be transformed into the headquarters for the TACO Radio Auction, where the items and the phone lines will be located.
Individuals can participate by listening to TACO members describe the items over the airwaves, and if anyone is interested in bidding on an item, they may simply call 684-4000; 684-4001 or 684-4603 with an offer.
Listeners should tune in all day, as the order of the large items will be given at different times. TACO members do not know the exact time items will be auctioned off, so those interested should listen all day.
Items can currently be viewed at The Daily Herald window in downtown Tyrone.
Approximately 315 businesses and organizations have been contacted for possible participation in the auction. All businesses are encouraged to participate.
Donations are currently being accepted and may be in the form of merchandise, a gift certificate, or a monetary donation. In exchange for a donation for the radio auction, the business will be promoted live over WTRN. If a business or individual donates more than one item, they will receive more airtime on the radio.
So far, TACO has received an assortment of gift certificates, merchandise and cash donations, with many more items to come. An updated list will be printed in a future Daily Herald edition.
The money TACO raises from the auction helps to fund the projects the service organization sponsors for the Tyrone community throughout the coming year.
Chairpersons for the TACO Radio Auction include: president, Ruth Brower; vice president, Dave Kaup; Buddy Daughenbaugh and Tim Kirkpatrick.
If anyone has questions or donations, contact Buddy and Ruth at 684-3386, Dave at 684-1592 (after 3 p.m.) or Tim at 684-0704.