TACO provides updated list of auction items

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.
Cary Simpson and WTRN have donated airtime so that TACO can hold the Radio Auction over two days. Also, donated items for the event are featured on a web site at
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.
Gift certificates so far include: Applebees, Alice’s Garden, Curve baseball, Anders Garage, Attorney Ayers, Baney’s Barber Shop, Beauty Salon, Bickle’s Surplus, Bull Pen Restaurant, Chic Salon, Chuck E. Cheese, CiCi’s Pizza, Cornerstone Builders, Comfort Inn, Computer Pros Plus, Courtesy Ford Kia, Daily Herald, Denny’s, Dougie D Subs and Video, Dream Events and More, East End Pizza, Eat and Park, Family Chill & Grill, Family Clothesline, Fullington Bus, G & R Excavating, Gardner’s Candies, George’s Barber Shop, Dr. Grant, H & R Block, Hamer’s Garage, Hampton Inn, Holiday Bowl, Hometown Market, Hoss’s, Houser Subs, Indian Caverns, J.V. Meadow and Sons, Jackson Hewitt, Jeano’s, Jiffy Lube, Joe’s Place, Juniata/Kunzler, Kilmartin Tax, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Kings.
Also, Kreaz Auto Repair, LA Fitness, LaScalia’s, Lasser ShoeFly, Lincoln Caverns, Long John Silvers, Lori’s Bakery, Mac’s Market, Martins Food, McCloskey Brothers, McDonald’s, Meadows of Greenwood, Miller’s Car Care, Natural Gains, New Enterprise Stone, Northern Blair Rec Center, Olive Garden, Omega Bank, OIP, Papa John’s, Pat’s Alterations, 4 Paws Towing, Penn Fuel Gas, Pizza Hut Altoona, Pizza Hut Tyrone, Ponderosa, Judy Price Income Tax, P.S. Printing, Red Lobster, Reese’s Store, Rhonda’s Retreat, Romano’s Pizzeria, Rossi’s Cornerstore, Sam’s Aquarium and Pet Shop, Sam’s Club, Shaffer’s Auto Parts, Shear Magic, Sheetz of Bellwood, Paul Sherry Garage, Simpson Street, Snappy’s and Subway, Deb Snyder’s Beauty Salon, Splinter’s, Stages Photography, Subway Subs, Suzie Scrubs and Uniforms, Sunshine Surplus and Slinky Action Zone.
Also, Taco Bell, TGI Friday’s, Thelma’s Cafe, Town and Country Animal Hospital, Tri-Star, Tyrone Auto Salvage, Tyrone Community Players, Tyrone Sandwich and 6 Pack, Ultimate Bagel, Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Wilson’s Barber Shop, Woody’s II Subs, Central Penn Visions, DelGrosso Amusement Park and Curves.
Large items include: Windy Hill Furniture, Hampton Inn, D.M. Craig Fabricating, Dorman’s, Comfort Inn, Custom Guitar Works, Dean Patterson, Anonymous Donor (prom dress, red gown), B.L. Gifts Wholesale, Snap-On Tools, Jeanie’s Home Decorating Ideals, LA Fitness, McCloskey Brothers, Med Center Pharmacy, Shaffer’s Auto Parts and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.
Merchandise includes: Ace Hardware, Altoona Curve, Auto Zone, B.C.C.O.A., Bells Run Country Gifts, BL Gifts Wholesale, Bock’s Country Crafts, Bubbles Pet Shop, Dr. Greg Caldwell, Community Pharmacy, Courtesy Ford Kia, Cowfer’s Custom Design, Cracker Barrell, Curves, Custom Guitar Works, D.C. Tree Service, DelGrosso’s Foods, Dorman’s Jewelry, Drayer Physical Therapy, Ferguson Pest Control and Lawn Care, Fishers Auto Parts, Football Boosters, Fouss Used Cars, Art and Barb Freeman, General Cable, Hooters, Juniata Cards, Jakes TV, Janitorial Supply, Jeanie’s Home Decorating Ideals, Juniata College Bookstore, Kellers Garage, K-Mart, Kopp Drug Tyrone, Little Debbie, Logan Beverage, L.R. Bender Wholesale, Miller’s All Pro Bumper to Bumper, Monica’s Cards and Gifts, Moore Chiropractic, M & T Bank, Neptune Fire Company, New Look Hair Salon, Overcash Foods, Penn Alto Bottling and Peterman’s Florist.
Also, Roaring Spring Bottling, Scents of Life, Sheetz Main Office, Smith Auto Repair, Surplus City, Timber Nation, Tyrone Basketball Boosters, Tyrone Elks Lodge, Tyrone Milling, Tyrone Surplus, Unkle Joe’s Woodshed, Kelly Wike State Farm Insurance and Windy Hill Furniture.
TACO would like to give a big “thank you” to all of those businesses and organizations who have already sent in cash donations as well.
The money TACO raises from the auction helps to fund the projects the service organization sponsors for the Tyrone community throughout the coming year. TACO sponsors such events as the Easter egg hunt, the fish rodeo, the Tyrone Halloween parade, a Distinguished Service Award and Boss of the Year Award.
It also sponsors a pee-wee baseball team and youth football competition as well as awards four scholarships of $500 each to seniors at Tyrone Area High School.
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.