The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will host a Red Hot Auction on Saturday, August 23, at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a silent auction, followed by a live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The fundraiser is to help pay remaining costs of the Hastie Bus renovation project, which has restored “Old Betsy,” Johnnie Hastie’s 1928 12-passenger bus that became the 29 Palms Stage, the area’s first public transportation service. According to event organizer and auctioneer Larry Bowden, “Not only are we looking for you to come and bid on the many items that will be in the auction, we are also looking for donations of items for the auction. Historical items from the Twentynine Palms area would be ideal for the auction.” Donations can include artwork, antiques, collectibles, rustic relics, historic treasures, or any good new or used item that has value. Items can be picked up at your house or business by calling Larry at (760) 910-3886.