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Check these out — ARA Foundation Charity Auction items that are up for bid

By Brock Huffstutler

December 31, 2023

The annual ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the La Nouvelle Ballroom, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, during The ARA Show™ in New Orleans. All show attendees are encouraged to join in on this free event, which is sponsored by Ditch Witch, Mi-T-M Corp., Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America), Sany America and Trime US.

Participants can pick up a bid book at Registration on site at the show, at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Booth No. 2731, at the ARA Foundation Booth No. 2832 or at the auction.

A wide variety of items will be up for bid at the live auction — facilitated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America). Allied Financial Solutions, a show exhibitor, is offering six-months-same-as-cash financing on any auction item purchase.

Here is a look at just a few of the many items that will be up for bid at the auction:

$1,000 gift certificate

Donated by Green Manufacturing

Green Manufacturing, Morenci, Mich., a manufacturer/supplier of products for stump grinding and tree care professionals, including the patented Greenteeth® system, has donated a $1,000 gift certificate. Estimated value: $1,000.

$500 NAPA gift cards

Donated by Herc Rentals

Herc Rentals, Bonita Springs, Fla., has donated eight (8) $500 NAPA Auto Parts gift cards. Estimated value: $500 per gift card.

2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Donated by DPL Telematics

DPL Telematics, Los Altos, Calif., has donated six bottles of 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Only 25 cases were made of this micro-production, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, which is of the Coombsville AVA — a Napa Valley Appellation with a wide range of elevations and known for its cooler, marine-influenced climate directly east of the city of Napa, Calif. Estimated value: $408.

Inverter generator

Donated by Mi-T-M Corp.

Mi-T-M Corp., Peosta, Iowa, a sponsor of the 2024 ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception, has donated a GEN-2500-IMM1 inverter generator. Powerful yet quiet and equipped with carbon monoxide detection, Mi-T-M’s inverter generators are great for charging tools and powering sensitive electronic equipment such as phones, computers and medical devices. The unit features automatic shut-down and quiet technology. Estimated value: $1,600.