Bidders compete for gifts at ‘Shop Socorro’ auction
The Socorro County Chamber of Commerce and City of Socorro held its 6th Annual Shop Socorro Auction on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Finley Gym.
There were 59 people competing for numerous items — from bikes to home decorations to newspaper subscriptions — donated by 46 different Socorro businesses.
Bidders cashed in receipts accumulated from shopping trips, made between Nov. 1 and Dec. 9, at Socorro businesses. The amount of their purchases was exchanged for “Socorro Dollars,” which were used to pay for the winning bids of the auctioned prizes. Some of the prizes had retail values of more than $100.
“The number of businesses we had donate prizes this year was great, especially considering the economy,” said Chamber Director Terry Tadano.
The highest bid this year was $1,350 for an automobile refrigerator.
Contact Ether Ashe