With over 1500 items to choose from, bidders will have fun bidding on merchandise and gift certificates during KENW-TV's 36th Annual Online Auction, which is scheduled for June 1st through the 10th. Bidders can go ahead and place bids on any of the items after they register at http://auction.kenw.org.
According to Sheryl Borden, Director of Marketing for the Broadcast Center, "The Auction went online five years ago and the response has been overwhelming. However, for those who do not have a computer or do not have internet access, there will be a 2012 Auction catalog available for a $2.00 fee. Potential bidders can browse the catalog and then call KENW and telephone operators will place their bids for them. The cost of the catalog will be deducted from the auction invoice. Catalogs can be ordered by sending a check or money order to KENW Auction Catalog, 1500 S. Ave. K, Station #52, Portales, NM 88130. If you prefer to put the catalog on a credit card, please call KENW between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm,
Monday through Friday at 1-888-367-5369 or 575-562-2112 (locally.)
The website for the auction is http://auction.kenw.org (do not put www in front of the word "auction.")
Vacation packages continue to be among the most popular items featured each year. This year's Auction will offer vacation destinations within the state of New Mexico as well as to points throughout the United States. One of the most exotic vacation destinations is to Sifnos, Greece.
Something else new this year is that items will close at different times. Items valued from $50 - $100 will close on June 5th at 8:00 p.m.*
Items valued from $101 - $249 will close on June 8th at 8:00 p.m., and all remaining items will close at 8:00 p.m. on June 10th. *All times are Mountain.
When the Auction closes, high bidders will be notified via e-mail, and they can either mail in a check, put their purchases on a credit card or come by the station and pick up and pay for their items. There are a few items that are too large to ship, and they must be picked up at the Broadcast Center in Portales or at the designated store.
Begun in 1976, the KENW-TV Auction is one of the most successful fundraisers conducted by the station, and everyone loves the Auction!
The goal this year for the Auction is $65,000, and all monies raised are used to purchase and broadcast programming on KENW-TV, the public television station serving Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. KENW is now carried by DirecTV and DISH Network, too.
Be a part of this year's Auction action by SURFING (the computer), BIDDING (high) AND BUYING quality merchandise. You can help make fine programming available on your local public television station.
All bidders must register online in order to bid. Just click on "register" at the top of the home page of the auction site and follow the directions. For questions, the station's local number is 575-562-2112 and the toll-free number is: 1-888-367-5369. You can also e-mail Borden at email@example.com . If a business would like to be a part of the auction, either by donating merchandise or gift certificates, or if they would like to be an auction sponsor, they can contact Borden for more details.