Safford – The 6th Annual Spring Auction, Funding Our Future, will be held at the Graham County Fairgrounds Ag Building on Friday, April 6, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 PM. There will be a silent auction from 5:00-6:30 pm and a live auction at 6:45pm. Proceeds from the auction will benefit local non-profit organizations including:
Graham County 4-H
4-H in Graham County supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. Fueled by research-driven programming, 4-H’ers engage in hands-on learning activities, turning ideas into actions and leaving a lasting impact on our community. Graham County 4-H Club consists of several projects: Horse, Home Etc., Clover Buds, Photography, Rabbit, Teen Council, Steer, Lamb, Swine, and Poultry. The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence. These pivotal experiences build a foundation of leadership and skills for success in their future careers.
Graham County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Squad
At any hour of the day, the members of the Graham County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Squad may be called up by the local authorities to aid an unfortunate victim whenever and wherever tragedy may strike. It is our sole intent to provide search, and evacuation, and rescue of victims in distress in emergencies. Search and Rescue is a nonprofit, volunteer organization. Expenses such as fuel, food and other supplies are reimbursed through county and state Emergency Management Funds. Other needs are funded through private contributions. At the present time we have 45 members. For additional information contact Ron Glaspie at 928-965-3706.
Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley
Great futures for many of our local youth start at the Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley. Since 1998, the “Club” has provided a safe and nurturing environment where children and young people can develop essential life skills, receive positive mentoring and to learn the importance of education and good character. With so much potentially against our youth today, the Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley provides a great opportunity for all youth, especially those who need us the most with quality after school and summer programing while ensuring a safe and fun experience. Join the cause! Visit us at 805 S. Seventh Ave. or give us a call at 928-424-2100
SEACUS Meals on Wheels
Seacus is a private local non-profit that has been supporting seniors in the valley since 1978. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors in the Gila Valley through education and activity. Family Caregiver Support and quality compassionate care. Our Meals on Wheels program service seniors in Graham and Greenlee Counties. Last year we served 33,167 meals and delivered 780 food boxes to home bound seniors and our volunteers drove 51,670 miles to make it happen!
For admission, bring 1 canned or non-perishable food item per person. Items will be collected at the door. (Please no glass or expired food) Donations will benefit Our Neighbors Farm & Pantry.
There will be a raffle drawing for several items, including; Pressure Washer, $100 Wal-Mart gift card, STIHL Chainsaw, Metal Rolling Planter. Tickets are $5.00 each. The raffle items will be drawn at the Live Auction and you do not need to be present to win. Raffle ticket(s) may be purchased from:
- 4-H Members or call 428-2611
- Boys and Girls Club or call 424-2100
- SECAUS Office or call 428-3229
- Search and Rescue Members or call 965-3706
Anyone can be a bidder at the silent auction, all that is needed is the family BID NUMBER. Register for a bidder’s number at the registration table.
For more information and to view the items for auction, check out the 6th Annual Funding Our Future Booklet