The total is impressive considering the restrictions in place because of the COVID-19pandemic.
Patricia Powell, the grand prize winner, decided to donate the $50,000 back to the auction. She and her late husband, Jimmy Powell, are from Heflin.
They have been longtime supporters of the auction. She said she is so excited to give what she can until the day comes that no child has to suffer with cancer. With this donation, it makes the new total $1,655,349, which is more than the 2020 total, making this a new record for the total amount raised.
The auction, in its adapted virtual-only format, was available to watch/listen/stream/bid via KASO/KBEF, Suddenlink, and, of course, via the website at mindenstjude.com. A team of socially distanced volunteers took pledges.
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