A reconditioned 1996 Chevy Lumina has been provided to The Rotary Club of Franklin for auction as part of its annual Roy Rickman Scholarship Fundraiser. Dennis and Carolyn Sanders provided the vehicle after completing mechanical, body, and detail work to bring it to a reconditioned state.
“The vehicle is in great shape with less than 64,000 miles and should provide someone with excellent transportation. It was my father's personal car and he took excellent care of it.” commented Dennis Sanders. “I, myself, am a member of the Franklin Club and very proud to see our club providing scholarships to deserving students.”
The vehicle, which has a retail value of $4,500, will be auctioned off at the annual event on July 28. The annual event features a “Draw Down” for a new car or $15,000 cash. The winner will be able to choose a new Jeep Patriot Sport from Jim Brown Chrysler, or a Ford Fiesta SE from Franklin Ford, or a Chevy Sonic from Smoky Mountain Chevrolet, or the $15,000 cash. A runner-up prize of a new laptop computer will also be awarded. While the “Draw Down” is taking place participants will have the opportunity to eat a prime rib dinner, listen to good old mountain music and bid on silent auction items including the Chevy Lumina.
Auction items this year include a Caribbean cruise; a South Seas Island Plantation vacation; a Caboose Party for 15 on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad; Season Tickets for WCU's Fine and Performing Arts Center; a one night stay with dinner for two at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Hotel; as well as rafting down the Nantahala. A myriad of art, hand-crafted items, gift baskets, and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses will be available to the highest bidders.
Tickets to the event can be purchased for $100 from members of the Franklin Rotary or by calling John Yermack at Franklin Office Supply at (828)349-7468.
Prebids on some auction items including the car can be made on line at www.auction.franklinrotary.com.