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TACO holds another successful Radio Auction

The Tyrone Area Community Organization’s Annual Radio Auction, which is the group’s largest fundraiser of the year, was deemed a huge success as over $9,000 was raised during the weekend of February 10 – 11.
“We had a long weekend, but it was good; it was profitable,” said Ruth Brower, president of TACO.
The Radio Auction was aired live over WTRN 1340 AM, and The Daily Herald office was transformed into the headquarters for the event, where the items and the phone lines were located.
Area residents participated by listening to TACO members describe donated items from area businesses and organizations over the airwaves, and anyone interested in bidding on an item, called in with an offer.
The money TACO raises helps to fund the projects the service organization sponsors for the Tyrone community in the coming year, and it is the group’s largest fund raiser of the 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 this year’s TACO Radio Auction were: president, Ruth Brower; vice president, Dave Kaup; Buddy Daughenbaugh and Tim Kirkpatrick.
Businesses and organizations that donated gift certificates, merchandise or cash for the auction this year included:
Ace Fix It Hardware, Alice\’s Garden, All State Insurance, Allegro, Altoona Curve, AMED, American Eagle Paper Mill, Ander\’s Auto Center, Applebees Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Austin\’s Fire Equipment, Auto Zone, Attorney John Ayers Jr., Bald Eagle Sportsman Club, Bale Eagle Volunteer Fire Company, Baney\’s Barber Shop, Baney\’s Flowers & Gifts, Dr. Paul Barton, BCCOA, Beauty Salon, Bells Run Country Gifts, Bickle\’s Surplus, Bi Lo, Blair Candy, B. L. Gifts Wholesale, Bock\’s Country Crafts, Brothers Pizza, Brubaker Auto Service, Bubbles Pet Shop, Bull Pen Restaurant, Burger King, Burgmiers Hauling, C & G Savings, B & B Small Engine Repair and Dr. Greg Caldwell.
Also, Central Penn Vision Associates, Chicago Rivet & Machine Company, Chic Salon, China Chef, Chuck E. Cheese, Ci Ci\’s Pizza, Citizens Bank, Clem\’s Bar-B-Que, Comfort Inn, Community Pharmacy, Complete Insurance Services, Computer Pro Plus, Cornerstone Builders & Supply, Courtesy Ford KIA, Cowfer\’s Custom Design, Bruce E. Cox General Contracting, Cracker Barrel, Creative Memories, Curves, Custom Guitar Works, D. C. Tree Service, D. M. Craig Fabricating, Daily Herald, Dance of Light, Deb\’s Posie Patch, DelGrosso Foods, DelGrosso\’s Amusement Park, Denny\’s Restaurant, Derman\’s Funeral Home, Ernie & Rita Dick, Diehl\’s Garage, Dollar General Store, Domino\’s Pizza and Attorney Robert & Carolyn Donaldson.
Also, Dorman\’s Jewelry, Dougie D\’s Subs & Videos, Drayer Physical Therapy, Dream Events and More, Dunkin Donuts, East End Pizza, Eat-N-Park Restaurant, Elder Photography, Engelman Florist & Greenhouse, Family Chill & Grill, Family Clothesline, Feller Memorial Home, Ferguson Pest Control & Lawn Care, Fink Brothers Hardware, Fishers Auto Parts, Football Boosters, Fouss Used Cars, Art & Barb Freeman, Frito Lay, Fullington Bus Company, G & P Dollar Stretcher, G & R Excavating & Demolition, Gardners Candy & Ice Cream, General Cable Corp., George\’s Barber Shop, Golden Clip, Granny\’s Family Restaurant, Dr. James E. Grant DMD, H & R Block, Hamers Garage, Hampton Inn, Healthy Alternatives LLC, Heaton\’s Digital Entertainment, Heaton\’s Funtime Central, Heritage Travel, Holiday Bowl, Holly\’s House of Style, Home Interior & Gifts, Home Town Market, Hooters, Hoss\’s, Houser\’s Subs, Hunter\’s Garage and Indian Caverns.
Also, Irvin Trucking, Juniata Cards, J. C.\’s Barber Shop, J V Meadows & Sons, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Jakes TV, Janitorial Supply, Jeanne\’s Home Interior Decorating Ideals, Jeano\’s Pizzeria, Jiffy Lube, Joe\’s Place, Joybeans, Juniata College Book Store, Juniata Kunzler Company, McCrackens Garage, Keller\’s Garage, Michael Kensinger, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kilmartin Tax Service, Kings Family Restaurant, K Mart, Kopp Drug, Joe Kowalski Horse Shoeing, Kreuz Auto Repair, Krispy Kreme, L A Fitness, Lakemont Park, La Scalia\’s Restaurant, Lasser\’s Shoe Fly, Lincoln Caverns, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, the Loft, Logan Beverage, Long John Silver\’s Sea Food, Lori\’s Bakery, L R Bender Wholesale Foods, Luse Distributing, Mac\’s Market, Main Street Cafe\’, Martin\’s Food Market, Mary Kay(Cindy Bryan) and Dr. Francis McClain DDS.
Also, McClellan\’s Body Shop, McCloskey Brothers Plumbing & Heating, McDonald\’s, Meadows of Greenwood, Med Center Pharmacy, Dr. Don Miller, Miller\’s All Pro Bumper To Bumper, Miller\’s Car Care, Mineral Springs Bottling, Moments Photography Studio, Monica\’s Cards & Gifts, Moore Chiropractic, Morning Star Family Restaurant, M & T Bank, Natural Gains, NAPA Auto Parts, Neptune Fire Company, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Attorney Edward Newlin, New Look Hair Salon, Northern Blair County Recreation, Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, Omega Bank, OIP (Bellwood), OIP (Tyrone), Overcash Foods Inc., Pacifico & Sons Bakery, Pampered Chef, Pa Pa John\’s Pizza, Dan Parson Used Cars, Jethro\’s, Matt\’s Replica\’s, Patrice\’s Boutique, Dean Patterson, Bob Patton Notary and Pat\’s Alterations & Custom Sewing.
Also, 4 Paws Towing, Penn Alto Bottling Co., Penn Fuel Gas, Peterman\’s Florist, Phil\’s Auto Service, Joyce T. Phillips Real Estate, Pizza Hut (Altoona), Pizza Hut (Tyrone), Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, Ponderosa Steak House, Pots & Crocks, Judy Price Income Tax Service, P. S. Printing, John Ramsey CPA, Ray Burial Vault, Reclamere, Red Lobster Restaurant, Reese\’s Store, Reliance Savings Bank, Retro Style Salon, Rhonda\’s Retreat, Roaring Spring Bottling, Romano\’s Pizzeria, Rossi\’s Corner Store, S & C Contracting, Sam\’s Aquarium & Pet Shop, Sam\’s Club, Scents of Life, Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Shaffer\’s Auto Parts, Shear Magic, Sheetz (6th Ave.), Sheetz (Greenwood), Sheetz (Tyrone), Paul Sherry, Silver Screen Video, Simpson Street Fashion Outlet, Slinky Action Zone, Dr. Robert Sloss, Smith\’s Auto Repair and Snap On Tools (Matt Wilburn).
Also, Snappy\’s & Subway, Deb Snyder\’s Beauty Salon, Splinters Championship Lanes, Dan Sprankle\’s Auto Outlet, Stello Foods, Pat Stoner, Stroehman\’s Bakery, Subway Subs, Surplus City, Suzi\’s Scrubs, Taco Bell, Tastykake, Taylor\’s Heating and Air Conditioning, T G I Friday\’s, Thelma\’s Cafe\’, Thistle Patch Peddler, Timbernation, Town and Country Animal Hospital, Tri Star, Tyrone Auto Salvage, Tyrone Basketball Boosters, Tyrone Bassmasters, Tyrone BPOE 212, Tyrone Community Players, Tyrone Hospital, Tyrone Milling, Tyrone Sandwich & Six Pack Shop, Tyrone Sportsman Association, Tyrone Surplus, Tyrone Soccer, Ultimate Bagel, Unkel Joe\’s Woodshed and Vaux Electronics.
Also, V L Hollen Beauty Salon, Wal Mart, Walk\’s Photography, Wendy\’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Pam Weyer Beauty & Tanning Salon, W F Hiller Agency, Kelly Wike State Farm Insurance, Wilson\’s Barber Shop, Windy Hill Furniture, Cathy Wiser (Avon), Wolf Furniture Company, Woody\’s 2 Boulevard Hoagies, YMCA Hollidaysburg, Sunshine Surplus, Espy Transportation, All American Pizza & Subs, Shoe Fly Shoe, Barry Wible, Theresa Harper, Loner\’s Salvage & Car Crushing and Baltimore Life Insurance.
Ruth Brower would like to especially thank Misty and Ryan for all of their hard work in making this year’s auction a success, including working on the computer, checking addresses, putting items in order, and helping to go through the board and the cards. She also wants to thank Dave Kaup for his support and his effort to make time for her many phone calls.
She would like to also thank Ruth, Jeremy and Jamie Kaup for placing labels and stamps on the envelopes and stuffing them with the auction letters that were mailed out to approximately 315 area businesses. She wants to thank Ruth Kaup for bringing in dinner on Sunday during the auction and Helen Jackson, for sending sandwiches and crackers for TACO members to eat during the auction. She wants to thank Buddy Daughenbaugh for all of his help as well as The Daily Herald, WTRN and Open Door Visions.
Dave Kaup wants to thank the area businesses for their support and wants to thank all the listeners for sticking with them for the two days the auction was aired over the radio.
Buddy Daughenbaugh wants to thank Burger King for donating the ice for the soda, water and coolers that TACO members used during the weekend for their food and drinks. He also wants to thank the Highway Department and Joey Daughenbaugh for letting TACO place signs to promote the auction.
Ruth, Buddy and Dave would like to thank Epworth Manor for allowing the organization to hold their meetings in the staff dining room and they would like to thank the other TACO members who took the time to pick up auction items from various businesses. They also want to thank John Lloyd for their new sign and especially thank Dr. Barton and the Tyrone Hospital medical staff. They want to thank the Tyrone Police Department for the use of the blackboard.
TACO’s upcoming events include the Easter Egg Hunt, Fish Rodeo, and they encourage everyone to start thinking about nominees for the “Boss of the Year” and the “Betty F. Simpson Distinguished Service” awards.
Also, TACO is always looking for new members. Anyone interested in becoming a member of TACO is asked to contact Ruth, Buddy or Dave. Membership is $10 a year and those interested must be at least 16-years-old.
For more information, contact Buddy and Ruth at 684-3386 or Dave at 684-1592 (after 3 p.m.).