Auction underway

The Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad’s emergency operations center buzzes with activity, as volunteers accept bids during the 2018 radio auction.

The Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad will host its biggest fundraiser of the year this week.

The squad’s radio auction begins on Wednesday, Aug. 7, and will continue each evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday. On Saturday, Aug. 10, the auction will be held from about noon until all goods are sold. The radio auction will be broadcast during those times on WQHY (Q95 FM).

Rescue squad volunteers collect donations from local businesses for several weeks prior to this event, and they expect to sell hundreds of items. 

Each year, volunteers sell about 600 items — everything from handcrafted items made by local residents and gift cards and merchandise provided by local businesses to, one year, a bee that was buzzing around the squad during the broadcast. 

All proceeds help the all-volunteer squad upkeep equipment and maintain operations. 

Local residents are invited to visit the squad on Cliff Road in Prestonsburg to view all auction items and/or place bids, and officials said photographs will also be posted on the squad’s Facebook page during the event. Bids may also be placed during the auction by calling, (606) 886-8881. 

Donations of items and/or monetary donations may be dropped off at the squad at 132 Cliff Road in Prestonsburg or mailed to: Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad, P.O. 681, Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653.

To volunteer or to request that a donated item be picked up, call, (606) 886-8114. 

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