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February 7, 2014

Lend-a-Hand auction coming up on Feb. 22

Opportunity Works will hold its 30th annual televised Lend-a-Hand auction on Feb. 22.

Opportunity Works is a nonprofit agency with sites in Haverhill and Newburyport that provides employment, specialized day habilitation, and community and recreation services for adults with developmental disabilities.

The auction will feature items such as an African photo safari; an iPad Mini; tickets to Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins games; a signed baseball and basketball; dining at the Lighthouse, Andiamo, David’s Tavern and Loretta; and children’s books signed by the authors/illustrators Donna Seim and Susan Spellman.

This auction is held in partnership with Comcast and will be broadcast live from noon to 9 p.m. on local public access channels in the Greater Haverhill and Newburyport areas. It will be streamed online at www.portmedia.org. Some of the auction items can be seen and bids will be accepted at www.biddingforgood.com/opportunityworks, leading up to preview night and the televised auction. Some items will go on to the live auction.

You can view the items and offer pre-bids on Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Preview Night at the Nock Middle School, 70 Low St., Newburyport. Admission is free. The local station, WNBP Radio 1450 AM, The Legends, will be broadcasting live on Preview Night. Bids will be posted during the auction on Saturday. Winning bidders will be called the day of the auction to confirm their winning bid(s). Items should be picked up and paid for on Feb. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nock Middle School.

Premier sponsors are The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank and the Institution for Savings. Corporate sponsors include Rochester Electronics, Mersen, Bradford Country Club, and Eastern Bank. Community sponsors are Matter Communications, Label Print America, the Newburyport Rotary Club, the Swasey Fund, and the law office of Donald M. Greenough.

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