The Prescott Lions Club hosted their annual Christmas auction December 8 and 9. The Lions raised close to $8,000 this year Lion President Penny Linch said.

The Prescott Lions Club hosted their annual Christmas auction December 8 and 9.
The Lions raised close to $8,000 this year Lion President Penny Linch said.
An estimated 530 items were donated to the auction. Linch said one of the major items was the welded grill donated by UAHT. She said UAHT donates a grill to the auction every year and it is estimated at $1,000.
She said the auction had several other larger items attracting bidders, an outdoor heater and outdoor rocking chair. A silent and live auction occurred both nights.
Businesses donated home items and gift cards.
Linch said the club greatly appreciates all donations from local, as well as, businesses from across Southwest Arkansas.  
"There are some pretty good deals at the auction," Dave Phillips, auction attendee, said.
He said he has been attending both the Prescott Lions and Hope Lions Club Christmas auctions every year since 1996.
"We had a lot of big items donated this year. We also had a signed helmet by the (Prescott) Curley Wolves football team," Linch said, who are now the Class 3A State Champions.
She said all the funds raised are put towards community development programs.
She said the funds help individuals get eye exams and glasses, which is the clubs main focus.
Linch said the funds also go towards scholarships. She said last year the club was able to give 10 scholarships to the Prescott School.
"We try to give back to the community as much as we can," Linch said.
Linch, who is also over the Leo Club, said they played a big part in the auction. Leo members assigned members to bidders, and kept up with items.
"When the Lions are out and working the Leos are too," she said.