Auctioneers Sell Smiles at St. Jude

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(Memphis) St. Jude Children’s Hospital patients and their families enjoyed the excitement of having the winning bid during the hospital’s 17th annual Kids Bid Toy Auction Wednesday.

J.J. Dower is a member of the National Auctioneers Association.

Dower and other members presided over the event that gave children the chance to use auction paddles to place their bids and they even learned a thing or two about what it takes to be an auctioneer.

 “For these kids it’s just an opportunity today to be a normal kid. They’re out socializing with other kids, it’s a break from their daily routine,” Dower said.

The National Auctioneers Association paid for all the toys the children took home after the auction.