Go Care celebrated its first annual CARE Auction March 7, in West Monroe. Go Care volunteers organized the auction to raise funds for the organization, which provides HIV supportive and prevention services throughout northeast Louisiana.
The first event of its kind, the CARE Auction was hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn. Guests enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks while taking in the sounds of live music, visiting with friends, and bidding on the items donated for the cause. Among the items up for grabs during the auction were fine artworks by local artists, autographed sports memorabilia and music memorabilia, decorative items, and a vacation package. Two of the hottest items of the night were a New Orleans Saints Jersey bearing the name and number of Drew Brees, and a #18 Denver Broncos Jersey signed by quarterback Peyton Manning.
Go Care board president Davy Norris said the community turned out to provide “tremendous support” at the CARE Auction. “We not only raised awareness of the the cause and raised some money, but people had a great time, as well,” Norris said. If you missed this year’s event, take heart. Go Care’s board has already begun discussions about the 2015 auction. “There’s no doubt we’ll be doing this next year, and we’re going to do it bigger and better,” Norris said.