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Realtors' auction for this Wednesday

Realtors' auction this Wednesday

Each spring as Mother's Day approaches, the Lower Yakima Valley Association of Realtors holds its annual Realtor Political Action Committee (RPAC) auction.

According to Ellen Iverson, executive director of the local association of realtors, the group likes to hold the auction just before Mother's Day because it gives attendees an opportunity to find a special gift for a mother or even a client moving into a new home.

The money raised at the RPAC auction is a portion of the money local realtors raise all year long to support candidates who believe in their causes and issues concerning property, said Iverson.

In the past, the local association has supported Jim Honeyford, Bruce Chandler and Dan Newhouse, to name a few of the candidates.

"We support Republicans and Democrats," said Iverson. "We go for issues, not political parties."

She explained that candidates have to believe in the work of the association for them to receive their support.

"It's all related to the quality of life program we have," she said. "The primary focus is to make it possible for people to be able to afford homes and to make communities better."

The RPAC auction scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, will be held at El Valle Restaurant, 410 Yakima Valley Highway. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and a no-host lunch will be available. Anyone interested in attending can contact a local realtor for more information on attending.

Iverson said that there will be several baskets, shabby chic decor and gift certificates auctioned off. Outdoor items, a Whistlin' Jack package and a limo ride are also to be on the auction block. Local auctioneer Ed Williams will be calling the event.

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