Auctioneer Cody Tucker kept the action going as members of the
audience held up their paddles to bid on everything from cheese cake
to jewelry to a hedge trimmer. Quarters for bids were collected by
members of the Lincoln High School girl’s basketball team, who
volunteered their time to help with this worthy cause.
Lincoln to Peoria run coordinator Jennifer Bergman
announced that this is the 25th year that Lincoln has participated
in the run, which will be held on August 2, 2014. Each member of the
team has to raise $750 in order to participate. The runners will
depart Lincoln for Peoria at 5:30 a.m. and arrive at the Peoria
Civic Center about 12 hours later. This is Bergman’s 10th year as
the run coordinator.
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Those attending the quarter auction could also vote for the T-shirt
design that the runners will wear when they run to the Peoria Civic
Center. Several designs were sent by the Kid’s Club and the YMCA’s
After School Program.
All of the proceeds from the run and the quarter auction are donated
to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
[By CURT FOX]