Release Date: Tue, May 18, 2010

WPT's 35th-Annual Auction Invites Viewers to Bid and Buy

The live televised 35th-annual Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Auction, Wednesday, June 2 through Sunday, June 6, is an opportunity for viewers to bid on goods and services from individuals and businesses. The WPT Auction features special theme night items plus articles of a general nature with offerings suited to every budget and taste. Articles up for bid include art, jewelry, vacations, things for home and businesses, gardening tools and equipment, sports tickets and equipment, and items for families and children. The WPT Auction broadcast schedule is as follows:7 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, June 2 Sports Night7 p.m.-midnight Thursday, June 3 Home ImprovementGarden Night7 p.m.-midnight Friday, June 4 EntertainmentPersonal Luxuries4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 5 Kids' Corner7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 5 Travel Night10 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 5 Marketplace4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 6 Marketplace7 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, June 6 Auction Showcase The WPT Auction is one of the largest community fundraising events in the state. Proceeds support WPT programs, outreach initiatives and events that serve to enrich the Wisconsin community. Friends of WPT organizes the auction as part of its role as the citizen-support group for WPT in south-central Wisconsin. For more information about the WPT Auction and to bid online, visit WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV/Madison; WPNE-TV/Green Bay; WHRM-TV/Wausau; WLEF-TV/Park Falls; WHLA-TV/La Crosse; and WHWC-TV/Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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