Celebration Community Church in Hays raised nearly $17,000 in one night through its sixth annual Community Mission Auction.
More than 150 items from local retailers and Celebration members were auctioned off, and all of the proceeds were given to help fund 25 need-meeting organizations, ministries and mission groups in Hays and throughout the world.
Kyle Ermoian, senior pastor of Celebration Community Church, said more than 200 people attended the evening of catered food, local entertainment and celebrity auctioneers Eagle Radio's Scott Boomer and Mike Holiday, and 98.5 "The Truth's" Len Melvin and Brad Moritz.
Ermoian said he wanted to give thanks to all of those who donated products, services, time, talent and money to make the event a success.
The date for this year's Community Mission Auction has been set for Dec. 4.