The 28th annual Prairie Warrior Assocation Auction will be held Saturday, March 22, in the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot.
The preview of the auction items will start at 5:30 p.m., with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres served. The auction, with John Bearman as auctioneer, begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $25 per person. The event is open to everyone.
Sponsored by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee, the auction is held each year to raise funds to support many Minot Air Force Base organizations and functions not supported by unit funds, including competition teams, squadron activities and annual awards banquets. Funds also go to the Thanksgiving baskets project during the holiday season.
Contributions to the auction should be made immediately
Items donated can be serious, humorous, unusual, imaginative or creative. Any special instructions or information about the items, such as historical significance, should be included, if applicable. The information may increase the items' value during bidding. If an item is an intangible gift such as a service or membership, a certificate or letter from the donor or business must be included.
People who have items that are in excellent condition but they are not sure whether the items are appropriate for the auction or for other information about the auction can call Betty Fedorchak, auction chairwoman, at 838-6680 or 721-5156. To make arrangements for pickup of items in Minot also call Fedorchak.
Fedorchak said she encourages Minot and area businesses, individuals and organizations to contribute and show their support of the men and women at Minot AFB.