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What’s on tap for the ARA Foundation Charity Auction? Here’s a sampler

By Brock Huffstutler

December 10, 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), Trime US and SANY America.

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:

Energy Boss Hybrid Energy System

Donated by ANA

ANA, Henderson, Nev., has donated the EB25-15 Energy Boss Hybrid Energy System. The unit helps you go green on your jobsite by maximizing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions through advanced battery technology. ANA will provide training to the buyer on how to use the Energy Boss. Estimated value: $140,000.

Two Orlando Magic/Golden State Warriors basketball tickets

Donated by All About Events

American Rental Association (ARA) president-elect Jeff Crotto, CERP, of All About Events in Jacksonville, Fla., presents two tickets to watch the Orlando Magic take on the Golden State Warriors in Ultimate Lounge luxury on March 27, 2024. Estimated value: $1,400.

Dri-Eaz Air Scrubber

Donated by Attema Sales

Attema Sales, Pella, Iowa, has donated a Dri-Eaz DefendAir HEPA 500 Air Scrubber. The unit offers rugged, high-efficiency air filtration and can be used to restore and maintain indoor air quality during cleaning, remodels and remediation. Suitable for use in homes, light industrial settings, schools, hospitality venues, healthcare environments or wherever portable, efficient HEPA filtration is needed. Estimated value: $1,086.

Specialty linen products

Donated by BBJ La Tavola

BBJ La Tavola, Niles, Ill., a provider of specialty table linens and related décor merchandise suitable for any event theme or style, has donated gift certificates for its products in two separate amounts that may be bid on separately. Estimated value: $2,500 and $750.