Sebrell Civic Club to hold annual auction

Published 8:07 am Friday, January 29, 2010

SEBRELL—The Sebrell Civic Club will hold its annual dinner and charity auction tonight at the Sebrell Community Center.

Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. and includes barbecue chicken, barbecue pork and fish muddle. A plate of one item, including sides and a beverage, is $8. A combination plate – which would include two items, sides and a beverage – is $9.

The auction will begin at 7 p.m., with comedian Steve West serving as auctioneer.

Sebrell Civic Club member Bruce Phillips said more than 100 items will be up for auction, among them a clock from Nottoway House Furniture, wrenches from Johnson’s Auto Parts, a gift basket from Hubbard Peanut Co., a wood bowl crafted by Jesse Vick, hunting decoys, seed, fertilizer, farming chemicals, and subscriptions to The Tidewater News and the Sussex-Surry Dispatch.

“We’ll also have lots of gift certificates, everything from oil changes to tanning salons,” Phillips said. “We have vendors that support us from Murfreesboro (N.C.) to Emporia to Franklin and all points around in between.”

Proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit projects the club performs during the year. Phillips said the club offers assistance to people in need, contributes to fire and rescue departments, and offers a $500 college scholarship.

Money from the event will also go toward maintaining the Sebrell Community Center, a former one-room schoolhouse that serves as a meeting place and hosts events including wedding receptions and family reunions.

“We have in the past raised, through both the kitchen and the sale, in the neighborhood of $10,000 in one night,” Phillips said. “That will take care of our funding for the year. We’ll feed between 200 and 300 people.”