Have you ever wondered what a top-notch auctioneer looks and sounds like? If you were at Snowblast Saturday night at Travis Pointe Country Club, you saw one in action.
David Helmer, of Braun and Helmer Auction Service, went to work for the Foundation for Saline Area Schools. In about an hour's time, he turned a package of generously donated items into nearly $35,000 for a non-profit foundation that has spent 30 years supporting educational initiatives in Saline schools.
The auction began with Helmer auctioning off a full movie theatre rental at Emagine Theatre in Saline. Emagine Theatre founder Paul Glantz sweetens the offer by giving away free pop and popcorn. Then as the bidding war continues, he doubles his donation, so there were two winners - each paying $1,600 for a free Emagine Theatre rental.
Braun & Helmer Auction Service, based in Saline, came home from the the Michigan Auction Association Convention with a lot of hardware. They won for:
- Auction of the Year - Larry Klein Motorcycle Auction.
- Presidential Award of Distinction (David Helmer).
- Seven marketing awards.