Some have called it the "People Helping People" auction because all the proceeds from it support the operating expenses of the American Rescue Workers and its homeless and hunger preventions programs in Williamsport and Lycoming County.
The next charity auction is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday with a preview at 4 p.m. at the American Rescue Workers, 643 Elmira St. and professional auctioneer Col. Sam Astin will start the festivities.
Astin will be joined by students and instructors from the Harrisburg Area Community College Auctioneering Class.
The auction will be held indoors, chairs are provided and lots of home-cooked food will be available to all attendees from 4 to 8 p.m.
"If you have never been to an auction before, here's your chance to bid on furniture, glass, china, pottery, collectibles, dolls, toys, jewelry, linens, vintage clothing and so much more," said Astin, auctioneer and commanding officer of the American Rescue Workers.
"Oil lamps, depression glass, Princess House crystal, sports memorabilia, Madame Alexander dolls, 14-karat gold jewelry, quilts, vintage clothing are just some of the hundreds of items that will be auctioned off," said Col. Dawn Astin, co-commanding officer of the organization. "And, there always lots of fun in this fast-paced environment as attendees snap up bargains at unheard of prices."
For more information about the auction, call 279-1363.
Additionally, the American Rescue Workers issued an appeal for gently used clothing and good used furniture.
Anyone who would like their clothing and good used furniture picked up at their home should call the American Rescue Workers at 323-8401 or visit www.arwwmpt. org to find pickup locations.