Crossover preparing for auction

Published 1:33 am Friday, August 3, 2018

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The 8th Annual Crossover Auction is scheduled for Fri., Aug., 17, and organizer Red Coleman said that the best thing about the auction is for the people of Crossover Ministries to see people come out and support them.

“Crossover Ministries is dedicated to supporting drug addicts,” Coleman said. “So for the people that we help to see that so many people are coming to support them, it means the world.”

Coleman said that the auction helps to fund the ministry and is a fun time for the community.

“This is an opportunity for the community to be involved,” Coleman said. “Every bit helps, since we are a Christian organization, we don’t get a lot of outside funding from federal government, so it is important to get all we can.”

Some items in this year’s auction include, a lawn mower from JR’s, a portrait session with Vicki Popwell, oil changes, grills and much more.

“We usually try to get a car to put in the auction as well,” Coleman said. “So we are trying to get that together as well. There will be a pile of stuff, but we will always take donations.”

Along with the auction, there will be a silent auction and yard sale.

“The yard sale event will be a little before the auction,” Coleman said. “It will include stuff that is not ‘auction worthy’ like old workout benches, washers and dryers and really anything old in your garage. The silent auction will include things like custom cakes, boutique clothing and a teeth whitening kit from Andalusia Dental Group that is worth around $350.”

Mark Kyser will be the auctioneer again this year.

“Mark Kyser is pretty much the best thing about the auction,” Coleman said. “He has been the auctioneer at every auction we have had except one.”

The auction will be held at the First United Methodist Church’s Grace Building in Opp.

“This will be the fifth year that it will be held at the FUMC,” Coleman said. “It has been such a blessing to have them support us.”

There will also be food available at the auction for a small price. “We will probably have hamburgers, hotdogs and some other good food,” Coleman said. “It will probably cost less than Burger King or Hardees, so come hungry.”

If anyone is interested in donating items for the auction, Coleman said that they are willing to take anything that can be taken to Goodwill.

“Anything that has been sitting in your garage for a while,” Coleman said. “Like an old couch, loveseat, one year we even auctioned off an old crossbow a man had in his garage.”

The facility will open at 4 p.m., on Friday and the auction will begin at 6 p.m. Food will be available throughout the auction.

For anyone that wants to donate items, contact Crossover Ministries at 334-493-1030, or call Janice Moody at 334-493-7130.