The annual Brunch Bunch Charity "Fun-Raiser" Auction will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Thanksgiving Day at the American Legion Underwood Hall at 1945 Mogadore Road in Kent.
Always a crowd pleaser, members of the Kent State University men's basketball team and head coach Rob Senderoff will serve as guest auctioneers during the event, as well as Herb Page, KSU men's golf coach.
Guest auctioneers will take the auction stage at 10 a.m. and will be taking bids for KSU apparel and autographed items, such as a 1972 replica mini football helmet signed by Head Football Coach Darrell Hazell, a KSU College World Series Clubhouse Chair signed by head men's baseball coach Scott Stricklin, and "one of a kind" golf related items.
Other items up for auction will be a ride for two in the Goodyear blimp, autographed items by Josh Cribbs and many specialty gift baskets.
Back by popular demand, Cajun Dave's at the Water Street Tavern is offering 12 lb. average fully cooked smoked turkeys in time for Thanksgiving for only $40 with all net proceeds benefiting Brunch Bunch.
Limited quantities are available and must be ordered and paid for in advance by contacting Jeanne Kotis at 330-673-5873.
Donations for the auction can be dropped off at Hall-Green Agency at 146 N. DePeyster Street in Kent; Portage Community Bank in Ravenna at 1311 E. Main Street or at their Kent location at 1532 S. Water Street.
For more information, contact Michelle Hartman at 330-815-4315.
Charities to benefit from the auction are Kent Social Services Hot Meals, The Lord's Pantry, Center of Hope and Coleman Adult Day Services food program.