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2010 Orono-Old Town Kiwanis Charity Auction 

Folks flocked to Orono this evening for the annual Kiwanis Charity Auction.There was a crowd of people waiting for the cannon to go off and the gates to open at 5:00pm.Folks were looking for deals on everything from furniture and antiques to books and Christmas decorations. This auction has pretty much everything — including the kitchen sink!! In addition to used items, many business donated new items and even some gift certificates to be auctioned off.All of the money raised by the Kiwanis goes back into the community.Jim Dill, a member of the board of directors for the Kiwanis says, “The money we raise here which is usually between 40 and 50 thousand dollars a year, it all stays in the Orono-Old Town community. It goes to local charities, it goes to the high schools, middle schools, libraries. It all stays right in here for the needs of the two communities.”The Kiwanis Charity Auction is held on Forest Avenue in Orono. It continues on Friday and wraps up Saturday.The gates open each day at 5:00pm, and the auction portion of the evening starts at 7:00pm.