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Ten cents will do it

Friday, 11th October, 2019

Broken Hill Quota Club’s secretary Dinitee Haskard and 10-cent auction convenor Pam Odgers getting ready for the 10-cent auction with lots of the goodies up for grabs. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Broken Hill Quota Club’s secretary Dinitee Haskard and 10-cent auction convenor Pam Odgers getting ready for the 10-cent auction with lots of the goodies up for grabs. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

By Emily McInerney

There will be goodies galore and a lot of fun to be had at the Broken Hill Quota Club’s annual 10-cent auction.

The 10-cent auction will be held on Friday, October 18, at the Musicians Club auditorium from 7.30pm.

It is one of the major fundraising events for the Quota Club of Broken Hill.

Organiser Pam Odgers said that there will be plenty of interesting items for auction that would appeal to a wide cross section of people - the majority of items are kindly donated by Broken Hill business houses and Quota members.

The ever popular 50-cent boxes will also be available, these are always keenly sought after by those who attend the event - there are usually well over 1,000 boxes and they are always sold out very quickly.

A free door prize is on offer for adults and a prize for children as well as a disposal.

Free tea and coffee is also available and drinks and chips can be purchased on the night.

Doors open at 7pm and the event will get underway at 7.30pm sharp.

Admission cost is $2.00 for adults and 50 cents for children. 

Everyone is encouraged to attend and experience this auction first hand.

“The actual auction tickets cost 10 cents each, hence where the name comes from,” Pam said.

“An item is displayed for auction, if the item appeals to you, you place your tickets in one of the containers and a winner is drawn, it is a fun-packed evening; all members of the public are invited to attend the event.”

Pam said throughout the past 12 months, Quota had been able to donate vouchers to drought relief which were delivered by the Flying Padre, as well as a load of water to Menindee.

“We donated $1,000 to the local firies doing the MND climb,” she said.

“We also donate book prizes to local schools and to the Christmas Appeals for Vinnies, Lifeline and the Salvation Army.

“We support local students who travel for sport or academic opportunities.

“We also do lots of activities within the community, including replacing the roses and maintaining the upkeep for the Miner’s Memorial.

“Our singing group performs at the Senior Citizen’s concert and at the local nursing homes.

Quota also sponsors the Pageant Princess, collects hearing aids to be reconditioned and sent to Asia and collects knitted baby clothes to be sent to Africa.

“The auction is one of our two major fundraisers for the year.

“The Father’s Day stall where we sell cakes and pasties was a huge success this year.

“Thanks to the generosity of the staff at Thyme on Argent, we were able to cook all our pasties there.

“Many hands helped with cutting and preparation but we are grateful for Thyme for allowing us to use their kitchen.

“We also appreciate the support the Musicians Club has given us for the auction.”

If any business house would like to donate an item please feel free to contact Quota organiser Pam Odgers. 

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