The annual Partners Auction has come a long ways in 30-plus years, and now through the wonders of technology,  you can bid on items before the television auction even begins.

The annual fundraiser for Partners of Mesa County will be on Friday, September 9 from 6:00PM-11:00PM and broadcast on KJCT Channel 8.

Throughout the evening, viewers will witness a fast-paced auction of everything from Denver Broncos tickets, ski passes, gift certificates to local businesses, and great getaways. Viewers call in with their bids as the items are presented.

Fast-paced certainly describes the Partners Auction because the bidding window for each item is only about 15 minutes and once that window closes, the items go to the highest bidder, whether that was an on-line bid or a bid phoned in on the auction hotline. That means every 15 minutes throughout the evening you are seeing 24 new and different items.

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Some of your favorite Townsquare Media DJs will act as guest auctioneers from 8:00PM-11:00PM, which is even more reason to tune-in.

But, if you don't want to wait until then to bid, check out the items online and place a bid now. Then, be sure and check back to make sure that you have the high bid.

Of course, this is a major fundraiser for Partners,which does such a great work in the community providing partners and mentors for trouble and disadvantage youth. So, while there are certainly bargains to be had, the number one objective here is to lend a helping hand of support to one of our outstanding local non-profits.