Sold! KEPR gets a sneak peek at the Northwest Auctioneers Competition
By Melanie Tubbs
PASCO, Wash. -- Auctioneers from all over the nation are coming to and compete to be the Northwest's champion bid caller. The event to crown the senior auctioneer is Sunday at 7:00PM Organizers say the crowds are getting bigger every year. They say some of it could be because of all the exposure the trade has been getting.
Rose Backs, an Inernational bid caller explains, "Through TV shows and whether you think the shows are showing auctions in a positive light or negative, the reality is people are beinf more and more aware of auctions all the time."
The winners of the events are judged on their communication and bid calling. The convention events end Monday at noon.
KEPR CBS 19 serves the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick, Washington and surrounding communities including Benton City, Prosser, Grandview, Sunnyside, Walla Walla, College Place, and Connell, Washington and Umatilla, Hermiston, Pendleton and Patterson, Oregon.