Lorne Crawford at Sundance
Lots of folks had to do some fast talking to get me to stand on the stage at Sundance for the past few years and pretend I was an auctioneer. I am now thrilled to tell you that I am being replaced by a real pro—somebody who has donated his auctioneering services so he can give to CAMP Rehoboth and help make this year’s Sundance auction very special.
The Sundance Silent and Live Auction event is set for Saturday, September 4 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and Lorne Crawford, owner of Crawford Auction Company in Muncy, Pennsylvania is all set to work his auction magic on the stage.
Lorne has been visiting Rehoboth for years, starting when he was in his teens for family vacations. He loves the diversity and acceptance here and can often be found hanging out at the Blue Moon and other local hot spots.
Well known in Pennsylvania for donating his services to charity auctions and organizations, Lorne decided it was time to help out in the resort town he loves as well. Describing himself as a “natural fast talker,” he tells us that he started in the auction industry as a teen working as an auction runner.
It wasn’t until he was in his mid-30s he decided he still loved the industry and wanted to become a pro. In the state of Pennsylvania there are rigorous rules for auctioneers and he took steps to get his license. He has owned his own auction house since 2000.
Since then he has given back to his community by donating his services and hosting auctions for non-profits like the Williamsport Community Theatre League, Williamsport Arts Council, and SunnyBrook Meadows Therapeutic Stables serving people with disabilities.
Now, he’s turning to CAMP. “I look forward to volunteering and supporting the mission of CAMP Rehoboth and their efforts to create a more positive environment in Rehoboth Beach and its surrounding communities,” says Lorne.
And he should have a lot to work with. On the docket for live auction this year are fantastic donations such as the 1967 Rolls Royce, a top of the line outdoor kitchen, an Olivia Cruise, and much more.
The Rolls is in great shape, ready to roll and needs a new home! It was the last model of the Silver Shadow, so it is rare and very valuable…and Lorne Crawford is ready to get the bid war going!
And he also has some advice for the throng that will be standing around the stage hoping to have a winning bid on some of the fantastic items set for this year’s auction—“Have fun, but there are no friends at an auction. Bid high and bid to win.”