Crossover Ministry auction to feature calf, lots of items

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 1, 2015

Welders, a 40-inch smart TV, and even a calf are just a few of the items Crossover Ministry will have on the block tonight at its annual auction event at the Grace Building of Opp First United Methodist Church.

The auction is the fifth annual event for the recovery-based ministry. Proceeds from the auction will go to Crossover.

Crossover Ministry men’s director the Rev. Red Coleman said the auction is going to be a lot of fun.

“Come out and have fun,” Coleman said. “This is one thing where you’re going to get something in return. You’ll spend money that goes to a good cause and leave with a product.”

Coleman said doors open at 4 p.m. for folks to browse around. Food will be sold at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m.

Silent auction items include 50 baskets, which range anywhere from oil changes to beauty items, Coleman said.

The auctioneer for tonight’s event will be Mark Kyser, an investigator with the Opp Police Department.

Coleman said items that will be auctioned off include two Miller welders, Dewalt drills and electric flaming guns, a 40-inch Sharp smart TV, a green egg cooker, K2 cooler, portraits by Vicki Popwell, a gas grill from the Southeast Alabama Gas District, a cross bow, deer feeders, Round up products, dog food, electric grill, 40 bags of soybean for food plots, a John Deere lawn tractor, a golf cart from JR’s Lawnmower Shop, antique tables and pie safes, a generator, and antique farm equipment, to name a few.

“We also have multiple yard sale items,” Coleman said.

Coleman said all of the items were donated from different businesses and private citizens.

Additionally, a football signed by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker and Andalusia native Nico Johnson will be auctioned, Coleman said.

“I tell you of all the fundraisers we do, personally, this is the best one we do,” Coleman said. “We work the most for this to get these items. It always turns into a fun night. There’s always a bidding war.”