MBCH holds silent auction on river, generates $2,600
HANNIBAL – For a few hours Oct. 13, the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home (MBCH) and 150 supporters packed up shop and went rollin’ up the Mighty Mississippi.
The cruise on board the Mark Twain Riverboat was a first of what MBCH hopes will be an annual fundraiser event. Riders cruised the three decks bidding in a silent auction and learned about tax credit gifts as the Mark Twain cruised a few hours north between banks covered in the fiery orange, red and yellow leaves of October.
Bob Kenison, MBCH president, lives on the bluffs overlooking the river in Hannibal. He said the color wasn’t there a few days prior.
But taking in the vibrant foliage was secondary to the main reason for the trip, raising money for the MBCH. Derald Harris, public relations director, said the auctions brought in $2,600 plus the receipts from the cruise tickets.