Contact: Todd Heiman
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Whiteside Park
E. Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731
United States of America
The Rotary Club of Ely will celebrate a century of service to the Ely community and beyond with an outdoor celebration in Ely's beautiful Whiteside Park on Saturday, August, 14 from 11:30am - 8:30pm.  The celebration will include:
  • Food from JR's BBQ, Wilderness Wood Fire Pizza and Kettle Mania
  • Music from Pat and Donna Surface
  • Our 31st annual live and silent auction
  • The drawing for our $10,000 cash raffle
  • An adult beverage tent with beer, wine and mixed drinks

As part of the day's event, we'll host our 31st annual live & silent auction.  We'll also pick the winner of our cash raffle with prizes as follows:

  1. $7,500
  2. $2,000
  3. $500

The funds that we raise during our annual live auction, silent auction and raffle are used to fund projects within the Ely community and beyond. We give to local non-profit organizations and other worthwhile causes as well as support national and international projects. Some examples include: supporting the local Ely Area Food Shelf, creating/supporting our Interact club of local high school students, hosting a foreign exchange student, providing benches and picnic tables for Whiteside Park and around the Trezona trail, supporting the Mesabi bike trail, and many more.

Please note that in order to bid on a silent or live auction item you will need to visit the registration table and receive a bidder number.  Any bid in either the live or silent auction will require a bidder number.  

The schedule of events for the day are as follows:





Food trucks open

1:00 pm

Registration begins


Silent Auction opens


Beer tent opens


Pat & Donna Surface Set 1

3:00 pm

Live Auction begins

4:00 pm

Raffle Drawing

4:30 pm


5:00 pm

Live Auction Part 2


Silent Auction closes

6:30 pm

Live Auction ends


Pat & Donna Surface Set 2