Sunnyside branch of American West Bank staff are hosting a silent auction Sunday, Aug. 11, from noon to 3 p.m. to benefit their branch manager, Sandy Purcell. Purcell was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and is undergoing treatment at North Star Lodge in Yakima and in Portland, Ore. Persons wishing to donate items to the auction are asked to contact Barb Davis at the Sunnyside branch, 1010 Yakima Valley Highway, or by calling 839-5545. The auction will be held at the Sunnyside Masonic Temple, 610 Harrison Ave. There is no admission fee to the event, but donations are welcome.