Wednesday, July 15, 2009


ARCANUM- As the economy is struggling for a recovery, non-profit organizations and commercial businesses alike are feeling the financial pinch. One group of professionals in Darke County however has found a way to help support local charities while getting some exposure for their businesses.

The Arcanum Direct Sales Network (ADSN), a newly established business networking group based in Darke County, will sponsor a Quarter Craze to benefit the local Arcanum Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. The group is made up of independent consultants from such companies as Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Gold Canyon Candles and many more who have donated over 100 auction items ranging in value from $10 to more than $100.

The first auction will be held from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the Arcanum Fire Department, 208 West Main Street in Arcanum. The doors will open early at 12:00 (noon) for a preview of the items being auctioned off. Admission is $1 per person and open to the public.

The quarter craze is a fast paced event where participants use quarters to bid on each item based on the value of the product. For example, if the retail price of an item is between $10-$25, the required bid is 1 quarter (25¢). If the item is between $26-$50, the bid would be 2 quarters (50¢), and so on. Attendees are encouraged to bring one or two rolls of quarters to participate in the auction.

Shannon Denniston and Kayleigh Parks coordinated the auction. “We are raising money for the Arcanum Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the auction gives us an opportunity to create a fun environment where we are raising money for a great cause while getting our names out.” The Arcanum Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary members will be present at the auction to speak with guests and answer any questions.

Proceeds from the July 25th auction will go to the Arcanum Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. The Arcanum Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary provides much needed support to the firefighters and the department. In addition to helping purchase needed equipment for the firehouse the ladies also provide refreshments at major fire scenes and emergency calls.

In addition to the auction, a basket will be raffled off to help raise additional charitable funds. The basket includes items that have been donated from area businesses.

Please no non-bidding children. Popcorn and drinks will be available for a cash donation provided by the Arcanum Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Seating is limited. For more information about the Arcanum Direct Sales Network or to RSVP for the event, please contact, Kayleigh Parks by calling (937) 336-1348 or email


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