It was the 56th year for the Navasota Kiwanis Auction recently, and the second year that they chose Facebook to have it on. Kiwanian (and Mayor) Bert Miller says that’s because they are pleased with their new venue.
Miller says it was a way last year for the group to try for a different way to connect with people and it worked out as well this year as last.
And what was the result in the so-called “Secret Bunker” of this year’s response to the 103 items listed in the Examiner?
After expenses, Miller estimates the total take from the single-night, hour-and-a-half event at around $5,000, thanks to great support from the community, and some great items put up for bid
Aided, he adds, by a few bidding wars that erupted along the way.
Besides their recent sponsoring of the National Day of Prayer, Miller tells Navasota News that most of the Kiwanis’ support goes to benefit the community’s youth by several yearly scholarships, support for youth athletics, the after prom and the education foundation.
But believe it or not, Miller says their most profitable venture is coming up this fall as they once again man their dart booth at the Texas Renaissance Festival. He says it’s right by a restroom, which is handy, just as you are going into Sherwood Forest.
So when you visit the Renfest this year, Miller urges you to check out the Navasota Kiwanis Dart Booth for yourself. And even if you don’t throw any darts, the mayor promises you’ll love the costumes.