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Homestead Rotary’s Fabulous Annual Auction, Raffles, Cocktails, All Your Friends and Neighbors and the Best Prime Rib in Town

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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 10:30 am | Updated: 3:28 pm, Fri Mar 3, 2017.

   One of the favorite Homestead events of the year is coming up quick. Save the date for the evening of Friday, February 24th. You'll enjoy the fun and excitement of the Rotary Club of Homestead's 33rd Annual Fundraiser at the Harris Field Pavilion on Campbell Drive (SW 312 street) and US #1.

   For a mere $30 per person, dine on an expertly prepared dinner of Prime Rib and locally grown vegetables.  Service starts at 6 pm along with bidding for a large silent auction.

   The live auction begins shortly after 7:00 pm. Items for auction includes artwork, western wear, cooking equipment, guns, gun safe, fishing/hunting equipment, fishing trips, kayaks, paddleboards, plants, landscaping, jewelry, tickets for sporting events with sky box seating and more.  Also included is my wife's favorite thing, dinner "reservations" at many of the fine restaurants in town.

   This is followed by two raffles. The first is for a custom golf cart with tickets at $20 each or 6 for $100.  The second raffle is for a brand new 2016 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle. Tickets are $100 each.  Proceeds are used to fund scholarships for college bound students living south of 216th street. Deserving organizations such as the Homestead Soup Kitchen also benefit.

The Rotary Club of Homestead has been giving back to the community for over 90 years. Driving along Krome Avenue we all enjoy the beautiful Royal Palms lining the street. They are compliments of the club. The chapel at Homestead Hospital is also among the contributions the members of the club have given to our community. Over the years, the Rotary Club of Homestead has given well over a million dollars to our community. Recent success at this 'signature' auction have enabled the club to double the scholarship fund for our local students to $40,000 the past several years.

   According to the club's 'Historian' Robert Epling, "Originally this function started just before the presidential leadership of Emilo Cerra (deceased).  This generous and diligent man, who was the General Manager of the Villages of Homestead, refined the Auction laying the groundwork that we follow today. It has been my honor to have been a part of the Auction since 'Opening Night' essentially doing the same job now as I did then."  Bob went on to say, "So many have contributed to the success of the Auction, both inside and outside of Rotary. There have been many auctioneers over the years all as deeply committed as our current auctioneer Hal Arve."

    This function is one of the largest socials events in Homestead catering with folks coming from throughout South Florida and the Upper Keys. Homestead Rotary welcomes new, devoted members who are willing to roll up their sleeves, while having fun.  Want to make their Service Organization BIGGER and BETTER, just ask one of the proud Rotarians for further information.

    WE SUGGEST PURCHASING ADVANCE TICKETS:  Call Steve @ 305-797-7360, Benny @ 786-255-2693 or Phil @ 305-905-2284.

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