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Rotary auction rakes in $467K

The numbers keep getting bigger for the Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale.

The 2014 sale brought in another record-setting profit with $466,793.37.

Rotary officials said the haul from the six-acre sale was an almost $23,000 improvement from last year’s nearly $444,000 gross income.

And it’s also an $81,000 improvement from 2012’s raking, which brought in  $385,856.

The auction and rummage sale is the primary fundraiser for the Bainbridge Island Rotary. Revenue from the event is used to fund local grants and scholarships to help improve the quality of life on Bainbridge Island. Money also goes to international projects.

Beneficiaries in the past have included KidiMu, Lynwood Community Market, Hope House, West Sound Wildlife Shelter, the Bainbridge Island School District and numerous parks projects.

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