The bidding will be competitive, but a good time is guaranteed tonight at the first-ever auction at The Greene Center.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. at the community center, which is located at the former Kenna Elementary School next to Jackson County Emergency Medical Service’s newest station. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to the Southern Jackson County Community Foundation to pay for the operation of The Greene Center.

Katie Blackwell is the SJCCF board member in charge of public relations. Ron Price is the dealer for the auction and will bring numerous QVC-style items, Blackwell said. The SJCCF plans to hold auctions once a month. The idea for the auction came from Jackson County Commissioner Mitch Morrison and local business owner Rhonda Barnette.

The SJCCF is running a concession stand, with all of the proceeds going toward the foundation and The Greene Center. The menu will consist of hot dogs, chips, nachos, popcorn, water, soda pop, and other items, Blackwell said.

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