More “white elephants” made their way into the grocery store building this past week and the list of items to be picked up should keep Cunningham Lions and museum volunteers busy in the weeks before the benefit auction, Saturday, April 21, at the corner of First and Main in beautiful downtown Cunningham, Kansas.
If you missed having the lucky raffle ticket on the picnic bench/table at last month’s benefit in the Community Center, you will have an opportunity to bid on another. Mike has donated one of his homemade benches/picnic tables to the fundraiser. The bench will be on display in the lobby area of the former grocery store building by the weekend along with other items available at the auction.
If you’ve always wanted to really get going in ceramics, plan to come to the April 21st auction. A generous donation of a variety of greenware and molds, as well as a 220v electric kiln have been added to the sale.
The Cunningham Museum and Cunningham Lions Club “White Elephant” Auction will have something for everyone, from flats of miscellaneous treasure pulled from several area residents’ junk drawers to hand tools, power tools, garden tools, roto-tillers, edgers, lawn mowers (gas and electric), garden hose, chain saws, and a Troy-Bilt Chipper Vac with every attachment conceivable. At the benefit auction, you will find enough exercise equipment to open a gym, or if music is more your style, two electric organs have been donated. There are entertainment centers (and a variety of televisions to fill them), living room furniture, headboards and bed frames, a unique metal daybed, wooden benches, a small cedar chest, wooden boxes of various sizes, chest of drawers, end tables, lamps, art and miscellaneous collectibles. Refrigerators (one a cube, one an antique, and another… well it’s an antique too but a good ol’ GE from the days when things were built to last) and an upright freezer will be included in the auction. A patio table and four matching chairs. Three maple chairs, a painter’s ladder, fans (tower, box, ceiling)… you name it, it’s probably here, including a few of the wooden theatre seats from the old lodge hall building. Tonka toys? Six. And a little red wagon plus one of those gardener’s wagons still in the box.
Donations are still welcome. The money raised will benefit each organization’s projects downtown. If you have an item to donate, contact Jack Meyers, Tom Renner, Mike McGovney, or Dave Steffen.