Ontario auctioneer writes poem to celebrate money raised for ending global hunger

Friday, January 26, 2018

Auctioneers Conrad Noble (left) and Don Hartung (middle) take turns auctioneering items held by Larry Kraus (right) at the annual Zion United Church auction to raise money for ending hunger. (Photo: Submitted)

Zion United Church members in Gowanstown, Ontario, hold an auction every year to help people who are hungry through Canadian Foodgrains Bank. This year, they raised $9,395.

It’s an important contribution toward ending hunger.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not a fun occasion.

Auctioneers Conrad Noble and Don Hartung keep the energy in the room high by taking turns doing the auctioneering.

What’s more, Conrad and fellow volunteer David Bender take turns writing a poem in honour of the auction.

This year, it was Conrad’s turn. Read his poem below!

Participants of the Zion United Church auction laugh as auctioneers Conrad Noble and Don Hartung keep the energy high in the room. (Photo: Submitted)

Zion Foodgrains Poem 2017
by Conrad Noble

C – Canadian eh!
A – All of us
N – Now is a good time
A – Auction’s work
D – Do it
I – I’m able
A – Anyone in need
N – “Neighbour” Jesus said

F – Food is critical
O – Our climate is changing
O – Our desire to help
D – Developing strategies
G – Growing Projects
R – Resources Utilized
A – Achieving Results
I – Improving Nutrition
N – Not to be overwhelmed
S – Seeking solutions

B – Betterment of everyone
A – Attitude positive
N – No one should be hungry
K – Knowing we can made a difference

Last night thanks to you, our neighbours and friends
$9395.00 was the figure at the end.