First-ever auction to benefit the Norfolk (Conn.) Lions Club to be held Feb. 17 An early 19th century Eli Terry pillar-and-scroll clock will be sold at the first annual auction to benefit the Norfolk (Conn.) Lionís Club, slated for Friday, Feb. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. (EST).
be sold. The gold and silver coins are sure to garner attention, owing to the rapidly appreciating values of precious metals. Included will be three uncirculated silver dollars (1882-CC, 1883-CC and 1884-CC), still in their original 1970s-era presentation boxes. Fine estate jewelry will also be offered.
The auction will also feature artwork, mirrors, Oriental rugs, lighting, glassware, china and gift certificates. ďThe community has gotten the call to donate merchandise to this important first-ever event, and theyíre answering that call,Ē Mr. Chapulis said. ďIím looking forward to it being a great success, and I also look forward to many more successful auctions in the future.Ē
Admittance to the auction (and preview) will be a $10 donation to benefit the Norfolk Lion's Club. Refreshments will be served, to include wine, cheese, crackers, finger sandwiches, soft drinks and water A 15 percent buyerís premium will be applied to all purchases, with all the money going to benefit the Norfolk Lion's Club. Credit card purchases will be not permitted. Anyone wishing to donate an item for the auction may call Charlie Yard, president of the Norfolk Lion's Club, at (860) 542-6077. Items will be accepted all the way up to auction day.
The Norfolk Lionís Club was organized in the 1950s for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a volunteer ambulance service for the town. To this day, the Lionís Club provides excellent emergency medical service to Norfolk and the surrounding towns. That remains the main focus of the club, but its mission has expanded over the years to include other endeavors.
The group provides funds for eye examinations and glasses for children unable to afford them; Project Graduation (a drug- and alcohol-free celebration for Regional #7 high school seniors); and for scholarships for graduating Norfolk students. It also sponsors an Ambulance Explorer Group, for dedicated teenagers who train with volunteers and help respond to calls.
The organization also sends two or more high school students per year to spend a day at the United Nations; lends medical equipment to needy residents; provides the flags that are given out at the Norfolk Memorial Day parade; and helps organizations such as Fidelco, the Lions Low Vision Center and the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation. Its motto is ďWe serve.Ē
Timís, Inc. is celebrating 33 years in business (1979-2012). The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call Tim Chapulis at (860) 459-0964, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about Timís, Inc. and the Feb. 17 Norfolk Lionís Club benefit auction log on to www.timsauction.com.