CET Prepares For 42nd Annual Action Auction

Donations, Volunteers Needed To Make This Year Bigger And Better


CINCINNATI – Preparations are underway for the 42nd annual CET Action Auction, a Cincinnati tradition that boasts the best bargains in town. The 2009 Action Auction takes place April 15 – 18, and donations are being collected now.


Organizers are currently calling businesses and individuals to support CET with suitable items for sale. Donations typically start in value around $75 and include items such as: restaurant and retail gift certificates, sports memorabilia, tickets to local events, spa packages, collectibles, certificates for service, jewelry, vacation homes, unique experiences and more.


Don’t have an item to donate? New this year, businesses and individuals can also make a monetary donation online at the secure website, http://www.cetconnect.org/events.


Proceeds from the Action Auction helps CET maintain its goal to reach nearly 500,000 teachers and students annually, and broadcasts local and PBS programs to more than two million residents in the Greater Cincinnati area.


“The Action Auction is the ‘granddaddy’ of the CET fundraisers,” said Marty Humes, 2009 Action Auction chair. “Proceeds from the Action Auction provide important funds that further CET’s mission…to use its resources to educate, enrich and engage the communities it serves.”


CET is also looking for volunteers to help in planning as well as running the auction. CET needs volunteers to help seek donations and pick up, but also to help during the auction answering phones, calling bidders, helping to transport items and much more.


Anyone interested in donating to the auction or working as a volunteer can call (513) 345-6549. To find out what items have already been donated and when they will be auctioned, or for more information on this year’s event, visit CETconnect.org/events.


CET is Greater Cincinnati's leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. Visit the CETconnect website for more information about CET.