Every couple of years, the Drumheller Rotary Club holds their radio auction at the Greentree Mall.

The auction took place on Oct. 11 and 12 this year, and although exact figures aren't out yet, Rotarian Jim Fisher says he estimates the auction returned over $30,000.

"It's so gratifying that the people of Drumheller and area got together -- all the businesses and the buyers, bidders -- to push us over the top here." said Fisher.

This year's auction featured both live and silent auction items. One of the top-grossing items was a donation of an in-home chef from Sublime Food and Wine. The restaurant donated two in-home chef experiences. Combined, the two sold for over $2,000.

"On the fun note," revealed Fisher. "We sold $90 of turkeys -- the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders turkeys. So, the $90 it cost for that returned $225. And, by the way, the Riders are the top turkey."

"All the money goes back into the community for youth, families and seniors. The businesses and the buyers recognize this is a valuable service, and the more money we raise, the more that goes back into community services."

This year, the Rotary has donated money towards the Greentree Accessible Playground and sponsored the Ignite Your Spark Youth fair.

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