For 65 years, the Seaford Kiwanis Club has been auctioning items that are donated to them from area businesses. This year the annual auction will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Seaford Moose Lodge starting at 9:30 a.m. Hundreds of donated items will be auctioned. Items may be previewed beginning at 9 a.m. Among the items to be auctioned will be furniture, garden plants and supplies, auto supplies, bathroom fixtures, toys and gift certificates from local businesses and more.
“This is our major fundraising event each year, and last year over 300 businesses and physicians in the Seaford area contributed to the community auction,” said Fred Glime, auction chairperson. “All the money raised stays in the Seaford area and is used to support various youth groups and community special needs. Last year we raised over $9,000 from the auction.”
The Seaford Kiwanis Club has 30 members and is always looking for others to join. According to Glime, “We do many community service projects each year which benefit the community and we are always looking for members who want to help. Everything we do is to help the Seaford community. For example, we support Bible School for Special People as well as the Seaford High School Key Club, St. John’s Community Food Closet, and this year we are assisting with a project called Operation Warm which provides new coats to children in need. During the Christmas season we provide food and gifts to needy children as well as many other needs of the Seaford community. The club also sponsors the Santa House at Christmastime and assists with the Seaford Christmas Parade.”
Each year the club awards scholarships to area students.
“This year’s winners of the Kiwanis Club of Seaford Foundation Scholarships received a $4,000 scholarship that is awarded over four years. The scholarships were awarded to Ged Pearson, Noelle Kuhoric and Gary Glocker. Ged will be attending James Madison University and will major in music education. Noelle will be attending the University of Virginia and will major in nursing and Gary will be attending Salisbury University and will major in history,” said Glime.
If you have something you would like to donate (new or antique) to the Seaford Kiwanis Auction, call 302-629-3652.