Auction aimed at supporting seniors set for Sept. 14

By Tanya Mitchell | Sep 07, 2012
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Belfast — A local nonprofit that seeks to improve the safety of Waldo County's senior citizens will hold a benefit auction Friday, Sept. 14 in an effort to continue providing free or low cost services the those age 50 and older.

The Waldo County chapter of TRIAD (The Right Information and Direction) will hold the auction Friday, Sept. 14 at the Masonic Hall in Belfast.

Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton, who also serves on the TRIAD board of directors, said bidding will begin at 6 p.m. Those who attend will be invited to preview all auction items at 5 p.m., and beans and hot dogs will also be served at the event.

Trafton said TRIAD volunteers have worked with many local businesses to make the auction a success, and he extended thanks to the merchants who lent support for TRIAD and its programs through their donations.

"Without these businesses supporting us, we wouldn't be able to raise the money we need to operate," said Trafton. "We really appreciate their donations, and we recognize we're not the only ones asking [for donations]."

TRIAD is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the safety of people age 50 or over. The group offers services to help emergency responders to locate a home quickly, a daily call-in program, 911 cell phones, outdated and unwanted medication disposal, warm winter clothing, a newsletter on current scams and how to avoid them, and educational programs on avoiding identity theft.

"We try to everything we do for free," said Trafton. "That's our goal."

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