AuctioneerCan you talk fast? Real fast? Keep numbers in your head? Then you, too, could be an auctioneer.

I can talk fast (but don’t keep numbers in my head especially well), so I’m the “guest auctioneer” at the 2007 Short Stop Showcase, a benefit for the Short Stop Youth Center. This is my fourth year as the auctioneer and I’m delighted to be joined by my co-guest auctioneer Sue Leighton, from Mix 97.1 FM. And we’ll be honoring Buckeye basketball legend, Bill Hosket.


Bill Hosket

It’s going to be a fun evening, especially if you join us. There’s the live auction, a silent auction (with many fabulous items, including the very accomplished visual arts of the young artists who work in the studios at the Short Stop), and fabulous hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Metro Cuisine and Jeni’s Ice Creams. To see some of the auction items, such as some extreme experiences, diamond jewelry and a trip to New York, click here.

You are invited! For your invitation, click here. Or just contact the good folks at Directions For Youth & Families at 614-294-2661 or by email.

The date is Saturday, October 6th from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The location is the Short Stop Youth Center (something that’s worth seeing in any case) at 1066 North High Street at the corner of 3rd Avenue in the Short North (Columbus, Ohio).