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Scores show up for SABRA auction

Local nonprofit SABRA Sanctuary hosted its annual Charity Dinner and Auction Thursday night at the George P. Evans Reception Center.
SABRA supporters perused the variety of auction items donated by local sponsors amid a backdrop of purple, green and gold Mardi Gras decorations.
According to SABRA Sanctuary Executive Director Barbara Miles, the annual auction is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
Miles said that proceeds collected from the auction go toward matching grant funds and providing shelter, clothing and household items to victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
Miles expressed her thanks to the auction’s sponsors, including Bush Hog, International Paper, The Selma Times-Journal, Bama Budweiser, Selcom, Children’s Dentistry and others.
“Our sponsors are what keep SABRA going,” said Miles.
SABRA Sanctuary Board Chairwoman Bobbi Talbot also expressed her thanks towards the auction’s sponsors.
“I can’t say enough about them,” said Talbot. “We’ve been doing this for 26 years and some of them have been with us since day one.”
Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum, who was serving as the auctioneer Thursday evening, expressed his appreciation for SABRA and the services they provide for not only Dallas County, but Perry, Wilcox, Marengo, Greene and Sumter counties as well.
“[SABRA] and the services they provide are very important to our community,” said Granthum. “You can tell how much they mean to the community because of the number of people here tonight.”