Tuesday marks second night of Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund auction

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HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - Tuesday night kicks off night two of the Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund.

This is year two without the founder Jim Muggins Bennett who started the fund more than 30 years ago.

“It’s been great there’s been a lot of people in the community who have stepped up to help us. So we’re getting gifts from all over, a lot of good food a lot of good candy and cakes. So it’s a good time it’s a community event and people are coming out and helping from all different areas,” said Jeff Sim who is helping with the fund.

Items are donated to the fund and then auctioned off allowing them to purchase food boxes and toys for kids at Christmas.

They started the week with 150 items to auction off, and after night one they still have more than 100.

“Well we had a lot of good food last night we had some chicken dumpling, cakes cupcakes pumpkin rolls a lot of candy and things like that that people bake in the community and things like that and we also have toys for kids that are always a good thing, bikes, and this year we have some tires batteries and some tools,” said Sim.

The auction starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until 11 p.m. You can stream it live here.

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