After months of preparation, the Tyrone Area Community Organization’s annual Radio Auction is finally here.
TACO members have been busy picking up donated merchandise and gift certificates from local businesses and organizations, and those items will be auctioned off Saturday and Sunday. The Radio Auction will be aired live over WTRN 1340 AM.
Tomorrow, the auction is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:30 a.m., after the morning news. Sunday, the auction is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
The Daily Herald office is currently being transformed into the headquarters for the TACO Radio Auction, where the items and the phone lines are 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.
The community businesses and organizations again have been very generous this year, and TACO has received a wide assortment of gift certificates and merchandise to auction off. The following is a list of items that will be available during the auction; the list is not complete as items are still coming in.
Large items were donated by: Bi-Lo, B.L. Gifts Wholesale, Borough of Tyrone, Central Penn Vision, C.W. Firewood and Tree Removal, Comfort Inn, Curves, Custom Guitar Works, Dormans, Hampton Inn, Jackson Hewitt, Jeanne’s Home Decorating Ideals, LA Fitness, McCloskey Bros. Plumbing and Heating, Dr. Don Miller, Moments Photography, Dan Sprankle Auto Outlet, Stages Photography, Windy Hill Furniture, Wolf Furniture, I-Diehl Hunt and Shaffer’s Auto.
Gift certificates were donated from: Alice’s Garden, Anders Auto Center, Baney’s Barber Shop, B&B Small Engine Repair, The Beauty Salon, Bickels Surplus, Borough of Tyrone, Burger King, Brubaker Auto Service, Brothers Pizza, Bestway Pizza, Central Penn Vision, Chic Salon, China Chef, CiCi’s Pizza, Clem’s BBQ, Comfort Inn, Comfort Keepers, Computer Pros Plus, Courtesy Ford, Cornerstone Builders, CW Firewood and Tree Removal, Custom Guitar Works, Daily Herald, Deb’s Posie Patch, DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Denny’s, Dream Events and More, Dog Station, Eat-n-Park, East End Pizza, Family Chill-n-Grill, Family Clothesline, Fullington Bus Co. Gardner’s Candy and G&R Excavating and Demolition.
Also, H&R Block, Hamers Garage, Hampton Inn, Holiday Bowl, Holly’s House of Style, Judy Shunk Home and Garden Party, Hometown Market, Hoss’s, Hunter’s Garage, Housers Subs, Heritage Travel, I-Diehl Hunt, Indian Caverns, J.C.’s Barber Shop, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Jeano’s Pizzeria, J.V. Meadows and Son, Jethro’s, Joe’s Place, Jiffy Lube, Johnny on the Spot, Kunzler and Co., Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kilmartin Tax Service, Kings, Kreuz Auto Repair, Lakemont Park, LA Fitness, LaScalia’s, Lincoln Caverns, Mac’s Market and GridIron and Martins.
Also, McCloskey Bros., McCracken’s Garage, McDonald’s, Meadows of Greenwood, Dr. Don Miller, Miller’s Car Care, Moments Photography, Morningstar Restaurant, Molly’s Manicures, Natural Gains, New Enterprise Stone and Lime, New Look Hair Salon, Northern Blair Rec Center, Olive Garden, Omega Bank, Pat’s Alterations, Paul’s Amoco, 4 Paws Towing, Pizza Hut, Pleasant Valley Rec, Ponderosa, Judy Price Income Tax, Prime Sirloin, PS Printing, Premier Auto, Red Lobster, Rhonda’s Retreat, Sam’s Aquarium Pet Shop, Sam’s Club and Shaffer’s Auto.
Also, Sheetz Bellwood and Sixth Avenue, SliverScreen, Sammy’s Smokehouse, Slinky Action Zone, Snappy’s and Subway, Deb Snyder Beauty Salon, Splinters, Dan Sprankle Auto Outlet, Stages, Suzie’s Scrubs and Uniforms, TGI Fridays, Town and Country Animal Hospital, Tri-Star, Tyrone B.P.O.E. Tyrone Sportsman, Ultimate Bagel, U.L. Hollen Beauty Salon, Wilson’s Barber Shop, Wolf Furniture, Granny’s, Sammy’s Smokehouse, Bald Eagle Sportsman, Dance of Light, Dougie D’s Sub and Video, Lori’s Bakery and Subway Subs.
Merchandise was donated from: Ace Hardware, Altoona Curve, AMED, Bald Eagle Volunteer Fire Company, BCCOA, Bells Run Country Gifts, B.L. Gifts Wholesale, Marge and Ron Clark, Community Pharmacy, Courtesy Ford Kia, Cowfers Custom Design, Deb’s Posie Patch, DelGrosso Foods, Fisher Auto Parts, Tyrone Football Boosters, Fouss Used Cars, Frito Lay, GP Dollar Stretcher, General Cable, Hooters and Juniata Cards.
Also, Juniata College Bookstore, KC Trophies, Krispy Kreme, Lasser’s Shoe Fly, Little Debbie Snackcakes, The Loft, Logan Beverage, K-Mart, Luse Distributing, Miller’s All Pro Bumper to Bumper, Christi Mingle (Gold Canyon Candle), Moore Chiropractic, NAPA Auto Parts, New Look Hair Salon, Overcash Foods, Penn Alto Bottling, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat, Peterman’s Florist, Pots and Crocks, Rossi Corner Store, Roaring Spring Bottling, Sheetz Tyrone, Shoefly Store, McCready’s Auto Repair, Sunshine Surplus, Surplus City and Timbernation.
Also, Tyrone Basketball Boosters, Tyrone Milling, Universal Furniture Outlet, Unkle Joe’s Woodshed, Kelly Wike State Farm Insurance, Windy Hill Furniture, YMCA of Hollidaysburg, The New Surplus Store, Buttercrust, Olive Johnson in memory of Earl Johnson, Walt Metzgar, Omni Healthcare, two anonymous donors, Patrice’s Boutique, Mary Kay, Austin’s and Carolyn Donaldson.
Cash donations were also donated to TACO to help sponsor community events throughout the year. Those who made cash donations were: American Eagle Paper Mill, Baltimore Life Insurance, Blair Candy, Burgmeiers, Complete Ins. Services, D.C. Tree Service, Derman Funeral Home, Diehl’s Garage, Feller Memorial Home, Friday’s Headline, Irvin Trucking, Joe Kowalski Horshoeing and Dr. Francis McClain DDS.
Also, McClellan’s Body Shop, Neptune Fire Co., Attorney Ed Newlin, Dan Parsons Used Cars, Joyce T. Phillips Real Estate, John Ramsey CPA, Ray Burial Vault, Reese’s Store, Reliance Savings Bank, Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Dr. Robert Sloss, Taylor’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Tyrone Bassmasters, Tyrone Chiropractic Center, Tyrone Hospital, Pam Weyer Beauty Shop and Tanning, Barry Wible Plumbing and Heating, Walt Metzgar, Omni Healthcare, C&G Savings, Ernie and Rita Dick and Tyrone Auto Salvage.
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 fundraiser 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 pee-wee and teener league baseball teams and a youth football competition as well as awards four scholarships of $500 each to seniors at Tyrone Area High School.
Because of the success of the Radio Auction, TACO is also able to help families facing a crisis situation on a case-by-case basis throughout the year.
TACO meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. and dues are $10 a year. Individuals must be 16-years-old to participate as a member of TACO.
Chairpersons for the TACO Radio Auction include: president, Ruth Brower and vice president, Dave Kaup.
If anyone has questions or donations, contact Ruth at 684-3386.