Bidding Opens For Adams' Great Chair Auction

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco and Youth Center Director Sonia DiSanti open the bidding for the annual Great Chair Auction.

ADAMS, Mass. — Bidding for this year's Youth Center Great Chair Auction has officially opened with a ribbon cutting outside of the developing Simmons Gallery on Park Street.

Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco and Youth Center Director Sonia DiSanti kicked off the auction that they hope will be bigger and better than years past.

"I am very proud to be cutting the ribbon here for the Chair auction," Mazzucco said. "I can't wait to bid on a chair myself ... for the office."

Mazzucco said this with some urgency, because with the implementation of online bidding this year, the bidding wars have already begun according to DiSanti.

"Bidding started today and we already have some bidding going on which is exciting to see," DiSanti.

She said the youth program fundraiser, which takes donated chairs that artists have decorated, is a little bit different this year because all kinds of furniture are allowed.

"This is a great community event, and we have had support from people who donate chairs, create and decorate chairs, and business allowing us to use their storefronts for this event which is fabulous," she said.

Adams Arts Advisory Board member Francie Anne Riley urged attendees to walk down Park Street and look into the storefronts where many of the chairs and other furnitre are displayed.

"Please enjoy them, and go online and buy a great chair designed and decorated by someone here in town," she said.

People can check out this year's chairs and bid here.

The auction will take place Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Bounti-Fare.

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