TACO Auction to be held tomorrow, Sunday

The Tyrone Area Community Organization’s Annual Radio Auction is scheduled for tomorrow and Sunday.
And, what better way to spend this cold, wintry weekend, than curled up with a warm blanket on the couch, listening to the annual auction live on WTRN?
The auction is TACO’s largest fundraiser of the year, and it will be aired live over WTRN 1340 AM. Saturday, 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.
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 www.wtrn.net.
Starting this evening, 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.
Approximately 315 businesses and organizations have been contacted for possible participation in the auction.
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.
This year, TACO has received a large assortment of gift certificates, merchandise and cash donations. 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.