KBHW Radio in International Falls will hold a charity auction at the Bob Walls Memorial Union Hall there to raise support specifically for the physical needs of its building and radio maintenance.
“The facility has served us extremely well in the 15 years of our existence,” noted station manager Bruce Christopherson, but added it is beginning to show its age.
Although special gifts have allowed KBHW to upgrade some of its broadcast equipment, Christopherson said the building’s exterior could use some attention.
The plan to upgrade has three phases, with the first being to repair the outside of the building. The second includes the building approach such as sidewalk, driveway, and parking lot while the final phase will be to do basic landscaping, build a utility shed, and add trim.
Any surplus funds will enable us to continue our progress toward equipment upgrades, Christopherson added.
A number of noteworthy items have been donated to date. Focus on the Family of Colorado Springs has donated an exclusive masterpiece of contemporary artist G. Harvey.
Several area resorts have donated stays at their resort while a law firm in International Falls has donated two simple wills. A couple of quilts and afghans also have been donated to date.
A professional artist from Baudette has donated a number of wildlife sketches while a page from an original King James Bible, which is over 350 years old, and a page from the original Geneva Bible from Jonathan Byrd’s rare books will go to the highest bidder.
There will be special music by the Schimpp family, and the International Falls “Teens for Life” will be selling food.
Those wishing to donate items of significant worth can call KBHW at 1-218-285-7398 or by fax at 1-218-285-7419.
KBHW can furnish a tax deductible receipt for items donated.