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 the homeless and hunger preventions programs in Lycoming County.
The next charity auction will be held Tuesday at the Rescue Workers headquarters, 643 Elmira St.
The auction will begin at 5 p.m. with a preview at 4 p.m.
Professional auctioneer Col. Sam Astin, who also is the commanding officer of the Rescue Workers, will start the festivities.
He 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 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," Astin said.
"McCoy pottery, depression glass, Princess House crystal, sports memorabilia, Madame Alexander and Raggedy Ann 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's 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 or furniture picked up at their home should call the American Rescue Workers at 323-8401 to arrange for a pickup.
Truck pickup locations also are available at www.arwwmpt.org.