Community Auction a success

Updated: February 2, 2018

(from left): Michelle Harp, Nancy Baker, Robin McAllister and Karen McElhannon

(from left): Rhonda Cobb, Carolyn Henderson, Carolyn Castleman and Barbara Horn

(from left): Sitting – Donna Harris and Carolyn Hatridge; Standing – Monica Jewell and Courtney Pullen.

Little River County Judge Mike Cranford and Linda Bowman

(from left): Ken Cowling, John Nutt and Digger Pound

Auctioneer John Nutt

(from left): Darren Thomas, Tyler Davis and Marcus Pullen

Ashdown Junior High TEAM Club members volunteered at the 7th annual Ashdown Community Auction to help anywhere they were needed. They helped load auction items and assist in preparing the school to pre-auction conditions. TEAM members at the auction were (in no particular order): Jimmy Martinez, Xzavier Brown, Braylon Milsak, Shamar Easter, Toddrick Matthews, Keontrey Grimes, Rezell Ellis, Micah Gibson, Rodrick Grimes, Jasper Young, Blake Schelk, Jayden Fricks, Dylan McFadden, and Malik French. The club is led by AJHS Assistant Principal Tracy Forte.

Domtar General Manager Bob Grygotis with an autographed guitar signed by Kent Wells and Dolly Parton.

Rosa Bowman

Kirk Babb raises his paddle to bid on an item during the 7th annual Community Auction on Saturday, January 27, at the Ashdown High School practice gym. According to Tammy Waters, one of the organizers of the event, approximately $57,000 was raised for projects in the community. Waters said that monies raised will go for more projects in downtown Ashdown and at the City Park, such as basketball courts, and the Community Advisory Team is currently working with Little River County Judge Mike Cranford about the possibility of updating the Christmas lights on the Courthouse to LED. In addition, the Community Advisory Team will continue to work with business owners on Main Street.