Gazette News Report
XENIA — The Xenia Rotary Club recently held its annual Christmas Auction allowing it to purchase and deliver gifts to 97 children in need this year.
The children live in Xenia, Cedarville and Yellow Springs. The auction is just one way the club raises money to support projects in the local area. This year’s event was a lively event, with a special lunch and lots of items up for bid. Father and son, Keith and Bart Sheridan, of Sheridan & Associates handled the auctioneer duties.
In addition to raising $10,000 to cover the expense of the children’s gifts, the club made a commitment to help those affected by the recent Tennessee wildfires around Gatlinburg. The club is making a donation of $2,400 to Rotary District 6780 that is based in Sevier County. The five Rotary clubs that are a part of District 6780 and closest to the fire-damaged area will use their relationships with county schools to identify children and families most in need of assistance. The donation by Xenia Rotarians is in line with this year’s theme — “Rotary Serving Humanity.”
Organizers for the auction and Christmas program were Denise Davis and Diane Dixon. Special items for the auction were provided by a number of area businesses including Mills Park Hotel, One Bistro, Two Glass Girls, 3F Coaching, Anderson Williamson Insurance, Hospitality Center for Rehabilitation & Healing, Reichley Insurance, Dayton Dragons, and Clean Energy. Individuals who provided special items included Jeanie Hughes, Cathy Geyer, and Christy Fielding.
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