THINGS GREAT AND SMALL: Allora show society volunteers Tracey, Terry and Kayla Heslin try out the bikes on auction while dad Matthew Heslin opts for something a little different.
THINGS GREAT AND SMALL: Allora show society volunteers Tracey, Terry and Kayla Heslin try out the bikes on auction while dad Matthew Heslin opts for something a little different. Kirstin Payne

Sale-oh, sale-oh, welcome to the Allora Auction

EVER feel like there is something missing in your life?

There is a fair chance you will be able to find it at one of Australia's biggest sales, the Allora Community Auction.

With the combined effort of 200-plus volunteers, more than 2000 lots are available for the treasure-hungry bargain hunter.

Now in its 39th year, the auction remains one of the biggest revenue raisers for the extremely active Allora Show Society.

"The auction helps tremendously," show society secretary Kellie Jones said.

"We are always putting the money back in to the grounds and looking to build the infrastructure."

Along with the show society, local charities will also benefit from the auction action.

"We have a sign-on sign-off system," Ms Jones said.

"Every hour volunteers help out they have an amount of money they can nominate to a group, whether that is a school, the Red Cross or the Cancer Council."

Tara and Meggan Wall, from the Glennie Heights Scouts, were just some of the many volunteers who hoped to aid their own group on the day.

With the money raised, the girls hope to buy hiking tents for the scout sections.

"We have been doing a lot of cataloguing," Tara said.

"We have seen axe collections, a fryer and heaps of books and vases so far".

The auction begins at 8am today at the Allora Showgrounds.



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