Duck Pluckers online auction starts September 11


ALTON – The Duck Pluckers online auction runs from Saturday, September 11 at 7 a.m. to Saturday, September 18 at 7 p.m., with an online preview of items now available at

The proceeds of the auction will be used to purchase an ambulance for the Alton Memorial Hospital.

Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation created the online auction to support its Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball, an outdoor event at NILO Farms that includes a quail hunting competition, steak dinner and auction. live auction. In the past, participants bid on silent auction items.

“Due to security precautions related to COVID-19, we have made some changes to the event this year, including reducing the number of guests,” said Kristen Ryrie, Founding and Development Manager at Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation. “By moving the silent auction online, we can open up the fundraiser to the whole community. “

The auction features over 60 items, including a private 12-person premium whiskey and charcuterie tasting at Tony’s Steakhouse and Bar, sports memorabilia signed by legends of the St. Louis Cardinals, and pottery crafted by the late artist of Alton Art Towata.

“We tried to focus on a variety of items that would be appealing to everyone,” said Ryrie.

Proceeds from the ball and auction will help purchase the ambulance vehicle and over $ 125,000 in life-saving equipment on board.

“FIRSTNET technology allows us to perform 12-lead ECGs from anywhere – at home, at work or on the road,” said Jason Bowman, AMH EMS Director. “The ECG can be given to a doctor at any hospital in the greater Alton area before the patient arrives in the emergency department. This vital information helps the doctor determine if the patient is having an active heart attack so that treatment can begin as soon as it arrives. “

AMH ambulance services cover an area of ​​350 square miles in Jersey, Macoupin and Madison counties.

For questions about the auction or how to donate to the fund, call the development office at 618-463-7701 or email [email protected]


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