Rotary club auc­tion draws a big crowd

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Mun­dub­bera Rotary held one of its big­gest auc­tion to date, draw­ing in more than 180 bid­ders at the week­end.

The club got the word out about the auc­tion via so­cial me­dia, and some bid­ders trav­elled from as far afield as Bris­bane.

First-time bid­der Ernie Grave­son drove from Bris­bane af­ter com­ing across the auc­tion on­line.

He said it was an op­por­tu­nity not to be missed.

“I pulled up the Aus­tralian clear­ance sales on the in­ter­net and there was heaps of real es­tates with dif­fer­ent auc­tions and one said Mun­dub­bera and I drove all the way here,” Mr Grave­son said.

He said it was the busiest auc­tion he had been to in a while.

“It’s busy, and there’s a lot of stuff here,” he said.

“There’s a lot of va­ri­ety here that caters for ev­ery­one.”

Auc­tion­eer Gra­ham Lohse said he was im­pressed with how the event went.

“It was a great day, it was the best qual­ity of stock we’ve had in 15 years, we had a lot of farm equip­ment,” Mr Lohse said.

Mr Lohse said it was a yearly event that al­lowed peo­ple to clean up their sheds.

“We have a lot of peo­ple’s sheds here,” he said.

The Mun­dub­bera Rotary has amassed a big fol­low­ing amongst bid­ders.

Club pres­i­dent Mark Robert­son said he was im­pressed with how the auc­tion went and be­lieved it was the big­gest in terms of bid­ders.

“It’s es­ti­mated to be around $6000-$7000 com­ing from the auc­tion that goes back into help­ing the com­mu­nity,” Mr Robert­son said.

“It is the big­gest auc­tion we’ve had in quite a while and I’d love to thank all the vol­un­teers, mem­bers, the kinder­garten and those who lent us the fa­cil­i­ties for the day.”

PHOTO: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

BIG­GEST AUC­TION: Farm equip­ment and the con­tents of stor­age sheds pull a crowd Mun­dub­bera Rotary’s auc­tion.

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