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Penny auction changes to a dime


It had to happen sooner or later.

An annual event that has served as a fundraiser and annual kickoff to the local holiday season is making a fundamental change, organizers announced: the penny auction will become “The Ten-Penny Auction” this year when it’s held on Nov. 17, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, at the Lake Roosevelt High School gym.

The “auction” has, in the past, sold tiny slips of paper, each worth a penny, used for “bidding” by putting them in cups in front of each item up for bid.

This year, said Tammy Norris, an organizer, supporters will buy sheets with 25 pe...

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