All items sold at Crossover Ministry auction Saturday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Crossover Ministry’s annual auction event on Saturday was a big success, men’s director the Rev. Red Coleman said.

“It went well,” Coleman said. “We don’t have a total yet.”

Coleman said a considerable amount of money was raised for the Opp a recovery-based ministry.

Items from welders to a big boat were sold at the fifth annual auction that was held at the Grace Building of Opp First United Methodist Church.

“The boat sold a little over $2,000,” Coleman said.

Food sales at the auction were huge, Coleman said.

“It may have been the biggest year,” he said. “We sold a lot of hamburgers. We sold a lot of drinks, cookies and candy bars and things of that nature.”

It wouldn’t have been a success without the number of people who put in a lot of hours for the auction. The ministry had two weeks to get everything organized and ready, Coleman said.

“All of the staff worked hard to make this happen,” he said. “We want to thank (auctioneer) Mark Kyser and Bill Shaw.

“This year we have been busying with gardening, lawncare and construction work,” he said. “The most important thing about this is to make sure our clients are educated properly, that they are getting the right exposure to God’s word. We put a lot of this together. The people in the community really responded with two weeks worth of advertising.

Coleman said also thanked Janet Moody and the people of FUMC for being gracious hosts.

“It’s always fun,” he said. “It’s exhausting. It’s probably the hardest work, the most fast-paced work that we do in the ministry. It rivals even our banquet we have every year because of the work and getting stuff in and out.”