Oneida, TN (2018-04-17) The annual Scott County Benefit Auction and Telethon will provide much needed support to the Scott County Rescue Squad. This year’s auction has been moved from August to this weekend.
Since its inception, the Scott County Benefit Auction and Telethon has raised thousands of dollars for area not-for-profit organizations. This year’s event will do the same; only it will held much earlier than normal. Due to so many activities being held in August, event organizers decided last Fall to move the annual event to April. It isn’t the first time the timing of the event has changed, as the event was first held in June. This weekend’s event will be the only auction for the year, and buyers are urged to tune in and get some great deals.
Major items up for bid this year include: a Howard Baker Washington book; Boys and Girls Club scholarship; orthodontic treatment from Dr. Nyla Cross; dental care from Dr. Dennis Baird; a 9mm S Forces pistol; Pigeon Forge Trip; Chattanooga Trip; Nashville trip; Lexington trip; Gatlinburg trip; airplane rides over the Big South Fork gorge; camouflage recliner from Lay’s Furniture; 2 night stay at Brimstone cabin; 2 night stay at Marcum-Cross cabin; year’s membership for independent exercise program at South Fork Physical Therapy; local sports passes; Gore-Tex style camouflage trousers; sleeping bags; multiple prints; restaurant gift certificates; pizza packages; and more.
This year’s major sponsors are First National Bank of Oneida, Big South Fork Medical Center and Oneida Broadcasters, Inc., radio station WBNT FM and Oneida Cable and Video. Affiliate sponsors include: County Attorney John Beaty; Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board; Children’s Center of the Cumberlands Advisory Board; Circle of Life; Citizens First Bank; Danny’s Drugs; Dr. Spencer Ellis, DDS; Mike and Rena Erwin; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fields in memory of Dick Smith; Grace Primary Care, J & M Grading, Jones & Son Funeral Homes, Lumber King; Marcum Excavating; Marcum and Petroff; Mark’s Family Pharmacy; Miller Paving; Mountain People’s Health Council; Oneida Lion’s Club; People’s Bank of the South; Phillips Jones Wealth Management, Raezack’s Grill & Country Cookin’; Roark’s Pharmacy; Scott County Pharmacy; Scott County Shelter Society Board of Directors; Dr. & Mrs. David Sexton; STAND; Don and Tracy Stansberry; Takahata; Taylor Holding, LLC; Town of Huntsville Mayor and Aldermen; Town of Oneida and Aldermen; United Cumberland Bank; and Jerry and Sharon Wilson.
This year’s auction and telethon will be held this Friday and Saturday, April 20, 2018 and April 21, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the studios of Oneida Cable and Video and WBNT FM, located at 1126 Buffalo Road in Oneida. The program may be seen and heard on Comcast Channel 4, Highland Media Channel 119, WBNT FM 105.5, and www.wbnt.com. During the auction, persons may bid by calling (423) 569-1000.