Oroville Booster Club raises nearly $10,000

OROVILLE – The Oroville Booster Club raised just under $10,000 at their annual auction held at the American Legion Post #84 last Saturday evening.

“We did really well considering attendance down last year, just under $10,000. We really can’t complain,” said Kevin Kinman, Booster Club President.

The event featured both silent and live auctions, with auctioneer Ken Neal squeezing as much as possible from the bidders.

“One of the most exciting auctions was for a two-person go cart donated by Louis Perez and Community Auto,” said Kinman. “It went all the way up to $600.”

The second annual auction fundraiser is a dinner event to be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Yo Yo’s Restaurant. Tickets are available by contacting Nicky Morales, Mary Hughes or Susan Speiker, according to Kinman.

The next meeting of the Oroville Booster Club is Monday, Oct. 11.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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