November 29, 2016 10:47 am
Updated: November 29, 2016 7:36 pm

Hudson’s annual Christmas basket auction expected to raise $15,000

WATCH ABOVE: Hudson's annual firemen's Christmas basket auction is expected to raise around $15,000. The auction has been a tradition for almost forty years and usually involves auctioning off the services of the town's firefighters.


In a tradition that has spanned nearly four decades, the Hudson Village Theatre held its annual firemen’s Christmas basket auction Monday.

Organizers are expecting to raise at least $15,000 this year.

The Hudson Village Theatre hosted the town’s annual firemen’s Christmas basket auction, Monday, November 28, 2016.

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An auctioneer was selling off everything from brownies to plane rides, courtesy of community members who donated the items.

Some of the town’s firefighters also go up for auction.

“You get four firemen for four hours,” said Tania Ellerbeck, who organizes the event.

“In the past, one lady ‘bought’ them for her grandmother to dig her vegetable garden.”

The money raised goes towards Christmas baskets provided by the Le Pont Bridging food bank.

The baskets are prepared by the Hudson Fire Department and go to about 50 in-need households in the area.

Ellerbeck said in years past, the auction has raised as much as $27,000.

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