United Way holds annual auction: see auction list here

By Ryan Lengerich

Donating money to charity is good. But donating money and getting something in return is better.

The United Way of Quay County is holding their annual charity auction at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at Wells Fargo bank on First Street in Tucumcari.

“We have got a little something for everybody,” said Auction organizer Pat Sparks. “This is for people right here, the more money we make the more we can help.”

There will be 144 donated items up for auction from businesses throughout the city. The auction will be held in the bank lobby and broadcasted live on KTMN radio, where listeners may call in bids to the bank.

Sparks said she has no preference as to whether bidders call or bid from the bank, but bidders in person may be able to outbid others quicker.

“I think they have an advantage if they are in house and bidding,” she said. “But we just want them to bid.”

Among the available items are window repairs, oil changes, restaurant gift certificates and savings bonds. United Way of Quay County president Doyle Frasier said the goal for the event is $25,000.

Wells Fargo bank has sponsored the event since it began 12 years ago. Bank president Craig Cosner said the crowd at the bank often depends on the weather, but in past years there has been a packed lobby.

“We look forward to it each year,” Cosner said. “We are happy to assist the United Way as far as their fund raising for the county.”

Sparks said there is a core group of about seven people who make up the United Way of Quay County and they welcome new volunteers.

The organization is completely volunteer based.
The annual auction is the charity’s main source of raising money, and she said that 99 percent of the money will be turned around and donated back to Quay County.

Sparks said often items are sold for less than store value but that people should not think about getting a deal, but that they are giving money to a good cause.

“Remember that this supports our community,” she said.

————- Auction List ———–
Board Open 5:30 – 5:45
1 Mesalands Community College, 1,Tuition for one credit hour course
2 Quality Lube & Tire, 1,Oil Change & Lube
3 Shipley Systems, 1,$50 Tool Rental voucher
4 Subway, 6, 6″ Sandwiches
5 Gray Mesa T Shirt Company, 1, Embroidered Route 66 Duffle bag
6 Quay County Chamber of Commerce, 1, Route 66 Board Game
7 Del’s Restaurant, 1, $25 Gift Certificate
8 Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities,2,Adult season tickets and 2 student season tickets
9 New Beginnings Real Estate, 1,$50 Series EE savings bond
10 Even Par Glass, 1, Windshield rock chip repair
11 A&A Auto Rental and Quay Valley Salvage, 1, 3 Day car rental (use within six months)

Board Open 5:45 – 6:00
12 LeDeane Studio, 1, 8 x 10 portrait and sitting
13 Sonic Drive – In, 4, Banana Splits & His and Her Sonic Wristwatch set
14 Shipley Systems, 1, Rug Doctor rug cleaning machine rental
15 Bob’s Upholstry, 1, Set mini blinds up to 6′
16 Pacheco Trucking, 4, Yards concrete delivered within 20 miles
17 Southwest Mercantile, 1, Ceramic Shave Mug & Brush with bay rum shaving soap
18 Rubee’s Diner, 6, Breakfast burritos – your choice
19 Lionel’s, 4, Haircuts
20 Hamilton Big Country Ford, 1, Oil Change & Car Wash (up to 5 quarts oil & filter)
21 Odeon Theater, 10, Passes – 5 Adult and 5 Children
22 Mary Kay Cosmetics, 1, Miracle Set

Board Open 6:00 – 6:15
23 House Co-op, 100, Gallons Propane
24 Mickey Trousdale, 1, $100 Series EE savings bond
25 Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 4, Lunch buffets including drinks and tax
26 Shipley Systems, 1, Month free internet service
27 Mesalands Community College Bookstore, 1, Sweatshirt (2XL) & Jump rope
28 Tucumcari Animal Hospital, 1, Birdfeeder
29 Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities, 2, Tickets to Mariachi Christmas performance December 6
30 Tropical Tans, 1, $25 Gift Certificate for tanning sessions
31 Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1, 16 piece meal
32 New Life Auto Detailing, 1, Auto detailing
33 Tucumcari Ranch Supply, 1, $50 Gift Certificate

Board Open 6:15 – 6:30
34 Del’s Restaurant, 1, $25 Gift Certificate
35 Caprock Creek Adventures, 2, Tickets for adventure
36 Lorenzo’s, 3, Haircuts
37 Shipley Systems, 1, Office supply package
38 Picture Perfect, 2, 1 Hour film developings for 35 mm
39 Pacheco Trucking, 1, Load natural fines
40 Premier Distributors & Jerry’s Liquor, 1, Michelob tailgate party chair
41 Powers Chiropractic Center – Norma Bruhn, 1, Hour Massage (may be split into 30 minute increments)
42 Hamilton Big Country Ford, 1, Oil Change & Car Wash (up to 5 quarts oil & filter)
43 K-Bobs Steakhouse, 1, Gift certificate – dinner for two
44 First National Bank of New Mexico, 1, $100 Series EE Savings Bond

Board Open 6:30 – 6:45
45 Animal Medical Clinic, 1, Rabies immunization for a cat
46 Southwest Mercantile, 2, Bags Purina Exclusive Cat Food 18# each
47 Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities, 2, Adult season tickets and 2 student season tickets
48 Shipley Systems, 1, Panda Antivirus antivirus protection software
49 Love’s Appliance, 1, Whirlpool microwave oven
50 Tonya’s Hair Resort, 1, Vavoom haircare gift bag
51 El Toro Café, 2, Mexican dinners
52 Pacheco Trucking, 30, Railroad Ties
53 Four Seasons Pest Control, 1, Termite Inspection
54 Pizza Hut, 2, Large three topping or specialty pizzas
55 Mesalands Community College Farrier Science, 1, Horseshoeing for one horse

Board Open 6:45 – 7:00
56 Lowe’s Grocery Store, 4, T-Bone steaks up to $35
57 Holiday Inn and Branding Iron Restaurant, 1, Night’s lodging and dinner for two
58 Shipley Systems, 1, Internet package – 2 month free internet w/ new customer signup
59 Lena’s Café, 1, Gift Certificate for $20 off of any order
60 Dickinson Implement Company, 1, AS bottle acetylene contents
61 Wright Realty, 1, $50 Series EE savings bond
62 Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities, 2, Tickets to Mariachi Christmas performance December 6
63 Pacheco Trucking, 1, Load base coarse
64 Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, 1, 3-piece dinosaur funwear sport set (shirt, pants, shorts)
65 Quality Lube & Tire, 1, Oil Change & Lube
66 Between Friends, 1, Goodie basket

Board Open 7:00 – 7:15
67 A Nail Plus, 1, Manicure
68 Dean’s Restaurant, 3, Homemade Pies
69 Shipley Systems, 1, Set of 500 business cards including 1/2 hour of graphic setup
70 Tucumcari Animal Hospital, 1, Horse grooming kit
71 Sundowner Gallery, 1, Print by Gary Morton
72 Denny’s, 4, Meals
73 Southwest Mercantile, 2, Bags Purina Mills Hi-Protein Dog Food 50# each
74 Even Par Glass, 1, Windshield rock chip repair
75 Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, 1, 30 minute massage
76 Hamilton Big Country Ford, 1, Oil Change & Car Wash (up to 5 quarts oil & filter)
77 Mesalands Community College, 1, Tuition for one credit hour course

Board Open 7:15 – 7:30
78 La Cita Restaurant, 1, Gift certificate for $50
79 Jack’s Body Shop, 1, $100 Series EE savings bond
80 Shipley Systems, 1, Set of up to 200 black ink copies on 8 1/2 x 11 paper
81 Pacheco Trucking, 1, Load crusher fines
82 Cell Phone of NM, 1, Nokia 252C phone
83 Tropical Tans, 1, Haircut and one haircare product
84 Dr. Balzano, 1, Sonicare toothbrush
85 Animal Medical Clinic, 1, Rabies immunization for a dog
86 Picture Perfect, 2, 1 Hour film developing for 35 mm
87 The Nail Shop, 1, Manicure, nail polish, and lotion
88 La Cocina Restaurant, 2, Enchilada dinners

Board Open 7:30 – 7:45
89 Shipley Systems, 1, $50 Tool Rental voucher
90 First National Bank of New Mexico, 1, Statue of Liberty Silver Coin
91 Denny’s, 2, Meals
92 Bruce’s New Life Tree Farm, 1, $50 Gift Certificate
93 Rigdon Texaco, 1, Wheel balance for a car or light truck
94 Alan Wright, 1, Year Amarillo Globe delivered in town
95 Del’s Restaurant, 1, $25 Gift Certificate
96 Mesalands Community College Farrier Science, 1, Horseshoeing for one horse
97 Bishops Handmade Boots & Saddles, 1, $40 Gift Certificate
98 Wellborn Pharmacy, 1, $50 Series EE savings bond
99 Quay Broadcasters 50 30 second advertising spots

Board Open 7:45 – 8:00
100 Mediterranean Café, 2, Greek dinners with beverages
101 SPS/Xcel Energy, 1, Dusk to dawn security light
102 Powers Chiropractic Center, 5, Office Visits
103 The Hair Shop, 1, Basket of Redken hair products and other beauty products
104 Sweet Stop, 1, Dozen donuts each month for a year
105 Pacheco Trucking, 4, Yards concrete delivered within 20 miles
106 Tucumcari General Insurance Agency, 1, $100 Savings Bond
107 Shipley Systems, 1, School supply package
108 Gray Mesa T Shirt Company, 1, Embroidered Route 66 Duffle bag
109 Even Par Glass, 1, Windshield rock chip repair
110 Napa, 1, 25 piece roadside service kit

Board Open 8:00 – 8:15
111 Hamilton Big Country Ford, 1, Oil Change & Car Wash (up to 5 quarts oil & filter)
112 Dr. Fitzner, 1, Braun Oral-B pulsating toothbrush
113 Southwest Mercantile, 2, Bags Purina Exclusive Dog Food 35# each with frog chew toy
114 Larry’s Deli, 1, Phillips 66 prepaid credit card $25
115 Shipley Systems, 1, Rug Doctor rug cleaning machine rental
116 JC Heating and Air Conditioning, 1, Service call for a heater and air conditioner
117 New Beginnings Real Estate, 1, $50 Series EE savings bond
118 Versatile Construction, 1, $250 Gift Certificate
119 Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1, 10 piece meal
120 K & J Auto, 1, Tint job for a car or pickup
121 Powers Chiropractic Center – Norma Bruhn, 1, Hour Massage (may be split into 30 minute increments)

Board Open 8:15 – 8:30
122 Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities, 2, Adult season tickets
123 Mesalands Community College Bookstore, 1, Sweatpants (XL) & cap
124 Shipley Systems, 1, Set of up to 20 color copies on 8 1/2 x 11 paper
125 Tucumcari Tire, 1, Rotation and balance of 4 passenger tires
126 Apollo’s Gym, 1, Month Membership
127 Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, 1, 30 minute massage
128 Dickinson Implement Company, 1, S bottle oxygen contents
129 The Nail Shop, 1, Pedicure, lotion, and slippers
130 Del’s Restaurant, 1, $25 Gift Certificate
131 Gladys Corliss, 1, Set of 4 needlepoint coasters
132 Molly’s Gifts Unique & Boutique, 1, Nativity Scene

Board Open 8:30 – 8:45
133 Jim Keith Tools, 1, Cast iron horse head statue
134 Megans Biscuits & Burgers, 2, Meals with beverages
135 Custom Design & Supply, 2, hours labor for a plumbing service call
136 Center Gift & Frame, 1, Framed and matted print by Santa Fe artist
137 Quay County Sun, 1, Year Subscription
138 Shipley Systems, 1, Month free internet service
139 Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities, 2, Tickets to Mariachi Christmas performance December 6
140 Mary Kay, 1, Velocity superset
141 Tucumcari Lumber, 1, Polished brass entrance door set
142 Deluxe Barber, 1, Haircut – Sherry Anaya
143 Family Vision Care Clinic, 1, Eye exam
144 Sundowner Gallery, 1, Set western style dishes.