Karen Stewart scores at Tenterfied Care Centre auction

TOO GOOD: Karen Stewart was thrilled to receive her auction win in person from author Scott Draper.
TOO GOOD: Karen Stewart was thrilled to receive her auction win in person from author Scott Draper.

The auctioning off of donated items and services at the Tenterfield Care Centre fundraiser dinner on Saturday night did more than raise over $7000 towards the new wing at Haddington.

The final lot of a signed copy of Scott Draper’s book Too good involved spirited bidding, intimidation tactics and – ultimately – one elated winner in the form of Karen Stewart. Mr Draper, guest speaker on the night, braced himself for another assault (of the nicest kind) from Mrs Stewart after a previous encounter when he’d drawn her ticket in one of the lucky door prizes earlier in the evening.

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Mr Draper was gallant in response, inscribing the book with a thank you to Mrs Stewart and husband Dave, with a thank you for the ‘cuddles’ (presumably meant for Mrs Stewart).

Loved the cuddles.

Loved the cuddles.

She intends to immerse herself in the read while relaxing on a week-long stay at Peppers @ Salt Resort in Kingscliff, secured by Mr Stewart. Not sure if this will be before or after the 30-minute helicopter flight courtesy of Air T&G Helicopters he had picked up earlier.

Others were taking home a leather handbag, craft beer, wine, a Linda Nye painting, an Evans Head weekend, a Michael Pieper sculpture, sporting memorabilia, diesel and even a load a crusher dust.

Terry Kneipp is set for breakfast for the next 12 months, on the receiving end of a 52-weeks’ supply of extra large eggs donated by Piepers Cheepers.