FREWSBURG - An ATV and a flat-screen TV will be auctioned tonight to benefit the Frewsburg Fire Department.
Himes Auction Company will be hosting the auction at 5 p.m. at the Frewsburg Fireman's grounds with the business's commission benefiting the Frewsburg Fire Department. Greg Himes, Himes Auction Company owner, said he and his business partner Bill Himes collected gift certificates from area businesses to use toward making gift baskets. Some of the businesses which donated gift cards or items for the gift baskets included the Frewsburg Dinner Bell, the Frewsburger, New Beginnings Restaurant, Salon 1, Quick Lube Oil & Filter, Z&M Ag and Turf, Wal-Mart, Frewsburg Wine and Spirits, and Mike's Nursery.
Himes said fire department officials are looking to upgrade old supplies and want to purchase more equipment to get more volunteer firefighters involved. He said the auction company held a similar auction to benefit the 4-H in March and raised $1,800.
The business typically holds antique, furniture and collectible auctions at the Frewsburg Fireman's grounds about once a month. Himes said those items will also be available for this auction. Two ''big-ticket'' items in the auction include a 2002 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO and a 32-inch flat-screen TV.
Himes said there will also be a 50/50 giveaway, a boys and girls bike giveaway, and food. Frewsburg Fire Department officials will also be there with fire trucks decorated with Christmas lights.