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UPDATE: Chair-ity auction raises thousands for Women's Resource Center

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UPDATE: BECKLEY (WVVA) - Last Friday's Chair-ity Auction raised more than $16,000 for the Women's Resource Center.

A total of $16,060 was raised in bids for the 38 artist-decorated Adirondack chairs alone -- a new record for the auction.

WVVA's entry, painted with a coal mining theme by the Bluefield College Art Club, sold for $600.

The evening's highest-selling chair depicted Marilyn Monroe. Sponsored by Aspen Landscaping and painted by artist Cheryl Shanks, Marilyn sold for a whopping $3,000.

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA)- A charity event in Beckley is working to raise money for the Women's Resource Center.

The Chair-ity Auction will take place in Lewis Automotive Showroom in Beckley on Friday. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and entertainment beginning at 6.

An auction will begin at 7 p.m. for 38 one-of-a-kind functional chairs. These chairs have been purchased by area businesses and painted by local artists.

This will be the second year that WVVA has sponsored a chair in this event. This year's chair has a coal mining theme and was painted by the Art Club at Bluefield College.

It is only $20 a person which includes a buffet, beverage, entertainment, and an auction paddle.

For more information or to purchase a ticket visit their website here or call 304-255-2559.

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