CET Action Auction Returns For 42nd Year

CINCINNATI – The 2009 CET Action Auction is just around the corner. Coming April 15 - 18, this Cincinnati tradition will fill CET’s airwaves with the best deals in town.


The 42nd annual Action Auction airs live on CET beginning at 5 p.m. on April 15 – 17, and at 3 p.m. on April 18. Like years past, CET will hold Northern Kentucky Night on Thursday, April 16, and the ever-popular Wine Fest on Saturday, April 18.


“Auction is one of the most exciting times of the year for CET,” said Jack Dominic, CET Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “It is not only a tradition for CET, but for many dedicated volunteers and viewers in the Greater Cincinnati area.”


Auction chair Marty Humes is working with an enthusiastic committee that includes: Garnell Tilley, Mitch Galvin, Rilla Foster, Carol Fuchs, Sharon Roehm, Nancy Wagner, Patty Wagner, Bill Kelleher, Debby Cowles, Alice Sparks and Kerri O’Reilly.


Items up for bid this year consist of: gift certificates to local retailers and restaurants, sports memorabilia, antiques, furniture, jewelry, artwork, wine, unique experiences and more. Tickets to area attractions and events will be up for bid, including the first home game for the 2009 University of Cincinnati football team, Cincinnati Reds games and passes to Coney Island. Viewers will also find fantastic deals on vacations, including passes to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.


A sneak preview of this year’s items is available online at CETconnect.org/events. During the Action Auction, viewers will be able to log on to the website to access a list of which items will be up for bid that day.


Money raised during the four-day on-air event will support programming and general operations of the organization. CET is not only Cincinnati’s PBS affiliate, it also maintains a ground-breaking video-on-demand website, CETconnect.org, and offers educational opportunities for teachers, students and parents in the Greater Cincinnati region.


For more about the 2009 CET Action Auction, including a look at this year’s items, a complete list of donors, volunteer opportunities and information on making a donation, visit CETconnect.org/events.

CET is Greater Cincinnati's leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. Visit the CETconnect website for more information about CET.