Monday, April 11, 2011

VSO Radio Auction Results Announced

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s 14th annual Radio Auction over the stations of the Radio Vermont Group raised $16,329 to support the VSO’s statewide performances and educational presentations. Over the lifetime of the event, presented by the Central Vermont Friends of the VSO, the Radio Auction has raised $221,803.

“The Radio Vermont Group has done it again,” exclaimed a jubilant VSO Executive Director Alan Jordan. “We are so grateful for the support from bidders, item donors, block sponsors, media supporters, volunteers and businesses that provided food for our auction workers. But we are particularly thankful to the Radio Vermont Group for their annual hosting of this event that has now raised more than $220,000 to help carry on the good work of the VSO across Vermont.”

The March 31st radio auction included over 95 items donated by individuals and businesses from across Central Vermont and the Champlain Valley. Block sponsors were Sullivan, Powers, & Company; Northfield Savings Bank, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom;; Dubois Construction and Lamberton Electric; Gallagher, Flynn, & Company; and Morse Farm Maple Sugar Works. Media support was provided by the Barre Times-Argus, News and Citizen, Rutland Herald, Stowe Reporter, Transcript, Valley Reporter, Waterbury Record, and The World. The Radio Auction was carried live on WDEV 550AM, 96.1FM, 96.5FM, and 101.9FM in the Kingdom; WCVT Classic Vermont 101.7FM and 102.5FM; and WLVB 93.9FM.