March 7, 2007 - Posted at 9:05 p.m. CST
CORNING, AR -- It's a fundraiser that's been helping Corning students for the last 42 years...the Kiwanis Radio Auction on Lite 93.5 has been the home for some pretty good deals all week long.
The Corning Kiwanis club may only have 19 members, but the group makes their manpower go along way...all for their community.
"This year we are doing it for five days, Monday through Friday. We do it for two hours each day. But behind the scenes, you have Kiwanis Club members and their families going to businesses," said Neil Raines, program director for KBKG and KCCB.
It's a lot of work, but a big pay off...the 42nd Annual Radio Auction on Lite 93.5 was bouncing with bidders Wednesday.
"We had a Miss Whitledge and a Mr. Teague bidding on a front end alignment and they went way over retail value. When you get that going on, it gets to be fun. We saw several things over value, when its friends bidding against each other," said Kiwanis Club Secretary and Treasurer Don Russell, "It's just fun and makes it fun in the community."
Last year the auction raised $7,500 for the corning community...and this year, the generosity of Region 8 is right on course.
"When they raised money for the 875th, you could tell Region 8 and this area cares about the people that live here. The people in corning care about the Kiwanis Club and they care about the students...in a time when you see schools getting condensed and consolidated, corning schools are staying strong and part of it is because of the work they do for the scholarships for these kids here, especially the Kiwanis Club," said Raines.