$7560 for drought re­lief

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Drouin Ro­tary Club mem­bers have been busy re­cently with rais­ing funds for drought re­lief.

The club held a clear­ing sale at Bell­bird Park for Ro­tary’s Drought Re­lief Fund to help farm­ers ex­pe­ri­enc­ing ex­treme drought con­di­tions in East Gipp­s­land and other parts of the coun­try.

Well-known lo­cal real es­tate agent and auc­tion­eer Peter Wil­liamson was as­sisted by Doug Peachey from El­ders and Neil Scott from Alex Scott and Staff.

They all vol­un­teered their time and tal­ents to deal with al­most 500 lots in five hours.

The auc­tion raised $7560. The items ranged from small tools to trac­tors, farm ma­chin­ery and even a cou­ple of mo­tor ve­hi­cles. The club ac­knowl­edges those who do­nated items for sale and those who took ad­van­tage of the auc­tion to have their goods sold for a small com­mis­sion.

Drouin Ro­tary has also re­cently used the pro­ceeds from a film night to de­liver a sup­ply of small es­sen­tial items like lunch boxes, un­der­wear and toi­letries to three lo­cal kinder­gartens so they can pro­vide them to chil­dren from fam­i­lies that are strug­gling with cost of liv­ing pres­sures.

Auc­tion­eer Peter Wil­liams sells some of the lots at the Drouin Ro­tary Club clear­ing sale that raised $7560 for drought re­lief.

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