Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 1, 1975 · Page 8
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 8

Nampa, Idaho
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Saturday, February 1, 1975
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The Idaho Kroe Press The News Tribune, Saturday. February 1,1975--0 Community works for Melba Auction MELBA -- The chant of the auctioneer and the lively bidding of 'lhe auction crowd always make the Melba Community Auction a great success, It's a da.v all Melba sets aside for f u n , food and charily. This year's auction sale, held Wednesday grossed $12,03G.52ajidmorelale sales money will beturnedin. ft goes on record as Ihe second highest since the auction's inception 26 years ago. There is less than $500 difference between the '75 auction and last years record high.. There is no discrimination at Melba. It.lakes both ladies and gents to do the job. "~~^., Ladies Chairman, Ann Thiel, and her assistant were in charge of all inside sales. They prepared and served food to an estimated 1,200 people and they start planning the day '·- after the auction what they will prepare for Ihe next auction, a year hence. Club ladies and local church societies and individuals spend months planning and preparing quills, fancywork and other arts to be sold. They solicit sale items, man sales booths, and information centers. They bake breads, cakes, and pics to be sold. Everybody gels into the act and makes Ihe annual Charily Auclion the outstanding community event of Hie year. Text and photos by Wilma Herman THE MELBA CINDERELLA 4-11 Club is the same age as the Charily Auction. They have manned 11 booth at Ihe Charily Auction every year loscll their handwork u n i j baked goods. Current Cinderella members i n c l u d e , buck row, Dyas, Rubin KcJnekc. ami Kelly Amos; front row Sandy Huniiston, Marthn iihinksma and Cindv Herman. ON Tiy! CHICKEN SANDWICH detail for the auction were Kena Roper and Mablc Iloagland. Chicken sandwiches are a must at OieS^nnual sale and the ladies estimate over 10,000 have been made and served in the past 15 years. Other food prepared and served were chicken and homemade noodles, chili, holtlogs, potato salad and pronto pups, plus gallons of lint coffee. A WKI.I.-ST()CKK1 country store provided Harden |ii odiicc, cakes, cookies, home-linked bread, sweet rolls, iam, tcllv, am! oilier goiiriirs. Here ;ire l.ita \loaglaml nml Jonn \flc \\illi sale ilems in I'neir hootli. EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, Ran Wright lakes (he blood pressure of Gene Griff, retired Melba farmer at the free blood pressure clinic sponsored by Ihe Quick Response Unit, a newly organized emergency group In Ihe Menu-Murphy area, supported by the Community Auction. HOME ECONOMICS (ilKI-S from Melba High School had no problem entertaining ·mall fry al Ihrir babysitting service. They were all Interested in watching month-old, John Webster, h a v i n g lunch provided by Monica 1'cck. The Home EC department provided the silling sirvlre for mothers working at Ihe aucllon. ··*' inri i-id a/. inf.

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