Our View: Alumni auction another example of local generosity


Last weekend’s big Hillsboro FFA Alumni Auction at United Producers Stockyards is another example of the Highland County community and its businesses coming together for a good cause.

The Rick Williams Auction Company again provided auction services for an event that sold 96 percent of the 500 items that were part of the auction, selling for a total of $275,000. The commission fees that would normally be made by the auction company will be donated to the Hillsboro FFA chapter after certain costs are covered.

Company owner Rick Williams told The Times-Gazette, “The best we ever did for the students was $17,500 and this could be pretty close to that one, and maybe pass it,” All told, the company has donated $148,413 back to the Hillsboro FFA Chapter over the course of 19 years.

Many local businesses contribute in a variety of ways to the success of local and area students and other worthy causes. Their spirit of generosity and their investment in our people and organizations are often taken for granted. It should be appreciated, recognized and applauded.

We commend the Rick Williams Auction Company for its spirit of giving and its donation not just of money but of time to events like the alumni auction, and we thank businesses all across Highland County for giving back to the community in similar ways throughout the course of every year.

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