The results of the 28th annual Prairie Warrior Auction held to benefit Minot Air Force Base have been announced.
The auction netted $35,000, said John MacMartin, president of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sponsored by the Chamber's Military Affairs Committee, the auction was held March 22 in Minot's Holiday Inn Riverside, with John Bearman, of Minot, as auctioneer.
Auction profits over the years have amounted to more than half a million dollars.
Through donations from downtown businesses, private donors and the base's 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, the funds support many 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.
Betty Fedorchak, Minot, serves as auction chairwoman and Lt. Col. Darrin Morgan as the on-base liaison for the auction.