Sunday, February 13, 2011
Will the Kuna Community Auction ever come back?
The Kuna Community Auction has been cancelled for the second year in a row. These community auctions started in the 1950s as a way to raise money for polio research. They were so successful, though, they continued even after polio vaccines eradicated the disease. The smaller communities have held onto the tradition. Marsing (population 979) reportedly raised $95,000 this year, and Melba (population 569) raised $39,000. Interest and participation in the Kuna Community Auction has waned as Kuna (population 15,000) has grown.