Release Date: Mon, May 14, 2012

WPT's Live Televised Auction Offers Viewers Bidding and Buying Fun

For More Information: Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, [email protected] Kerman Eckes, WPT Auction manager, 608-265-4442, [email protected] Ben White, WPT Auction manager, 608-263-6995, [email protected]   Watch and Bid Wednesday, May 30 through Sunday, June 3. Wisconsin Public Television's (WPT) live televised Auction is an annual tradition that invites viewers to take part in the fun, and become the winning bidder on merchandise and services from Wisconsin businesses and individuals. The Auction also will be live streamed at on the Web. 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 items, tickets and memorabilia, and things for families and children. The WPT Auction broadcast schedule is as follows: 7 p.m.                         Wednesday, May 30             Entertainment & Hobby 7 p.m.                         Thursday, May 31                Home & Garden Night 8 p.m.                         Friday, June 1                      Sports & Recreation 4-7 p.m.                      Saturday, June 2                  Kids & Family 7 p.m.                          Saturday, June 2                  Travel4–7 p.m.                     Sunday, June 3                     Marketplace 7–11 p.m.                   Sunday, June 3                     Auction Showcase Art items will be available throughout the Auction, including metal sculptures by 2012 Commemorative Artist Dick Cooley. For more information about the WPT Auction and to pre-bid online, visit 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. 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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