Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bridgewater Academy Lions 20th Annual TV Auction

The Bridgewater Academy Lions Club will hold their 20th Annual TV Auction to benefit Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. in a live broadcast from Bridgewater’s BTV9 cable station on Sunday, October 28 between 5:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Viewers can bid by phone on items as they are shown and described on the TV. Different bid boards are featured each hour, with special items open for bidding throughout the evening.

Do your gift and holiday shopping from your easy chair as the various bid boards present jewelry, sports activities and memorabilia, vintage glass, gift baskets, new and collectible games, gift certificates and gift cards for shopping, dining and entertainment, health, beauty & fitness, automotive services, sports, landscaping and home improvement. Decorate your home with handsome accessories, beautiful hand-made afghans, and other lovely hand-crafted items. This is the place for the interesting and the unusual, including a certificate for a Police Department Ride-Along and a certificate for a 1-Hour Experience as a Live Radio DJ. Bid high and bid often on more than 150 items.

To receive an advance peek email with an updated list of auction items including donors and sponsors before Noon on Auction Day, Sunday, Oct. 28, e-mail your request for “ITEM LIST” to along with your name, preferred email address, and contact telephone number. If you do not receive BTV9 on cable, you may use the auction email address above to leave your maximum bid offer on an item by 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 28. Put "AUCTION BID" in the subject line. In your message, put your name and describe the item, board square number if shown, and amount of your maximum bid. Lions staff will do their best to get your bid placed for you.

This annual event combines great shopping with the opportunity to help prevent blindness. Every dollar from bids realized by Bridgewater Academy Lions will be sent to Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc., a tax exempt non-profit fund which provides research grants to determine the cause of eye diseases and to eventually find the cures. Over the past 19 years, this auction event has raised more than $189,000.00 in total for eye research. To bring that total over $200,000 for the 20 years, the Bridgewater Academy Lions are hoping to raise $11,000.00 this year, with strong community participation to help them reach their goal.

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