LINCOLN CITY - Forty years in the making, there's a perfectly logical explanation why one of Lincoln City's longest running annual events is being referred to this year as "The Sequel."
The Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce will present Super Auction II, The Sequel, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. for the first time on the Internet via various options, including a link through the Chamber's website at www.lcchamber.com.
"A while back, people decided they were tired with the way it was being done and wanted to try a few different approaches, so they had Casino Night and some other different types of auctions and decided they really wanted to get back to the old forum and that's why we call it Super Auction II, The Sequel," Chamber Executive Director Nonni Augustine said.
Prior to last year, the auction, one of two annual events to benefit the Chamber and its many civic programs, was broadcast over the TV airwaves by Charter Cable before the company moved its broadcast capabilities out the area.
"So, we decided to go live on the web," Augustine said.
Approximately $10,000 was generated from last year's auction, which helps support the Chamber along with its annual Artober Brewfest each October.
Items that will be up for bid at this year's auction range from inexpensive items, both big and large, to pricy, but worthwhile ones, Augustine said.
"It does run the gamut because private parties can donate as well as businesses," she said.
Among the items available for bid will be a bracelet from Diamonds by the Sea that's worth about $3,500, a stay in a condominium in Bend worth $2,500, and a stay at the Liberty Inn with a glass float, a bottle of wine, two glasses and two robes worth about $500, Augustine said.
"We also have little, tiny items like gift certificates," Augustine said. "The main reason we do this fundraiser the way we do it, is so that all the businesses can participate and they are all treated equally. They all get the same advertising for their buck no matter what it is."
Those wishing to get a closer look at the items got a a view in person at a private preview party from Friday, Feb. 15, at the Surftides Inn's Melville Room, 2945 N.W. Jetty.
"The event is totally community oriented," Augustine said. "All our donations are from friends and local businesses."
Augustine said all of the cameras and webcasting equipment will be provided by Taft High School and camera operators, phone handlers and board attendants are volunteers.
Listings can change, so Augustine urges participants to check the website, Face book or call the Chamber office with questions. Photos of the items will be posted at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Super-Auction-II-the-Sequel/314389771932923?ref=hl.