Carr Center Cake Auction is Underway

Carr Center Cake Auction is Underway

by Courtney Wheaton on April 26, 2013

The 27th annual Carr Center Cake Auction is officially underway.

The cake auction table at Colony Square Mall has been up and running since 8:15 Thursday Morning. One fourth of the cakes were already auctioned off by noon. Volunteers say that the day started off strong.

"We’ve been very busy, were up a couple thousand dollars from where we were last year at this time. The phone calls have been coming in people and people at the mall have been bidding its been a great start," Auctioneer Ron Bucci said.

Although volunteers and Carr Center employees say they are pleased to be exceeding last years numbers, that is not why they are here.

" We never set a goal. Were willing to take whatever the community gives us. It’s a great orginization, It’s a great cause. A lot of money goes to the Carr Center. Whatever the community wants to gives us were going to be happy with it," Bucci said. The first day raised just over $52,700.

Six cakes are auctioned off every 15 minutes. The bidding ended at six Thursday night and will begin again at 8:15 Friday morning. The cake auction will be broadcast live on AM 1240 for everyone who can not make it to Colony Sqaure Mall on Friday.