PARIS – The annual Rotary/Kiwanis Charity Auction, set for July 9 and 10, raises funds for community projects such as the May bike rodeo and May Day Play Day, said to be a huge success by the group.

The auction is scheduled to run from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 9, andfrom 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 10.

Among the items are cars donated by area dealers, including a used Volvo, loads of good quality office furniture donated by Norway Savings Bank, and even a jet boat and trailer. For those interested in smaller items, there will be gift certificates from several area merchants that often sell at a discount.

Donations are made from local businesses as well as individual contributions for the auction. If a person or business would like to make a donation, they can contact Bob Bizier at 743-9303, Tom Morton at 743-6896 or Curtis Cole at 743-8927.

Last month’s Bike Rodeo and May Day Play Day were a HUGE success. Hundreds of people were in attendance on this beautiful day.

Bicycle helmets were given away during the rodeo and the participants received instruction for proper fitting, free bicycle repair assistance and individual safety instruction for learning and using hand signals while riding. While the bike rodeo was going, Rotarians held a variety activities for children.

Community projects such as these are sponsored by the local Rotary and Kiwanis. The organizations rely on community support and donations to keep the projects growing each year.

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