By Ken Stern 

Bidders were high and glad to be at La Conner Rotary Club auction Saturday


August 31, 2022

Ken Stern

OUTBIDDING HERSELF – Marty Pease was a generous soul at the Rotary Club of La Conner's annual auction in Maple Hall Saturday night. The former club president, Bidder 450, was so enthusiastic she bid on items that she had donated. Almost $100,000 was raised in service to children and learning.

Inflation? What inflation? Recession? Not here. The only thing moving up in price at the La Conner Rotary Club auction Saturday evening in Maple Hall was live auction bids. The only thing low that evening were members' hands digging deep into their pockets for their wallets to pay for the items they purchased.

And dig they did, raising $91,000 for the many programs they manage and support for children and youth in La Conner and internationally. It was as if club members were doubling down on being together Aug. 27, their first live auction in three years, having been shut down by the coronavir...

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