The biggest 4-H fund-raiser of the year, the annual radio auction, will be held Nov. 8 at Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise. This will mark the 17th consecutive year that local 4-Hers have raised funds by auctioning off items donated from the community.
The $6,000 auctioned price of an elk hunt on the Nature Conservancy pushed last year's record income total to $15,575.50.
All 252 4-H members in the county have been busy soliciting items for the auction, and approximately 35 of them will be actively involved that Saturday morning when the auction will be aired over KWVR radio. Some will be answering the nine phone lines set up to take incoming calls while others will be recording bids on what is again expected to be over 400 items.
As it has in the past, the 4-H Leader's Association will publish a list of items to be auctioned off in that week's edition of the Chieftain. That list will include suggested bid values.
Those wishing to bid on that Saturday morning may contact the 4-H Extension Office at 426-3143 prior to Nov. 8 to receive bid numbers. Persons wishing to obtain a bid number while the auction is in progress may telephone 426-4097.
The nine telephone lines set up to take bids can be reached between 8 a.m. and noon Nov. 8 by dialing 426-0055.
Oregon Broadcaster of the Year Lee Perkins and Dave Nelson will again broadcast the event with the help of 4-H students.