The Lions Club auction is Friday night

The annual Gainesville Lions Club auction will be held at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 22 at Gainesville High School.

A dinner of chili and cinnamon rolls will be served at 6 p.m. The cost is $1, which also allows the participant to participate in several drawings throughout the evening.

This year’s sportsman’s raffle, held in conjunction with the live and silent auction, includes a trailer, 15 guns, a kayak, a trailer and other items. Only 300 tickets will be sold.

The names of multiple winners will be drawn throughout the live auction event, with each winner being able to choose from the remaining items. Those who don’t attend can still claim a prize, but they receive a designated item from those available instead of choosing their own from the remaining items. Raffle tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at any Century Bank of the Ozarks store or from members of the Gainesville Lions Club.

There will also be two other playing card raffles with proceeds benefiting the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department and the Klineline Scholarship.

The live auction has a new twist this year with newspaper columnist Jerry Crownover taking over the duties of auctioneer. The auction includes a Kansas City Chiefs football signed by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, home entertainment items, lawn and garden tools, power tools, apparel, pontoon boat tours, gift cards, baked goods, dining and shopping certificates, advertising and many other items and services. offered by businesses and individuals in the region.

Proceeds from the auction and raffle will benefit the Gainesville Schools prom program, as well as Lions Club scholarships and projects.

For more information, call Bill Trivitt or Chris Harlin at Century Bank at 417-679-3321.

Charles P. Patton