The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club held their annual White Elephant Auction Thursday and were able to raise $268 for local schools.

Kiwanis President Dennis Coons said that the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Montgomery County schools.

In January the club will be collecting hats and gloves to donate to grade school children.

"We always do this the week after Christmas," Andy Biddle said. "It's fun."

Biddle served as auctioneer for the event.

Kiwanis members wrapped gifts and brought them to the meeting. Biddle said that previous years the members would say what their item was and try to sell it to other members.

"No one would sell their item," he said with a laugh. "No one would speak up."

Items ranged from hair cuts and car washes to marker boards and pen sets. The catch was you didn't know what your gift was until you opened it.

Joining the club at the auction were members of the Wabash College Basketball team. Even the Little Giants got into the fun of bidding on the unknown prizes.

Anyone who would like to donate hats or gloves can drop them off at the Crawfordsville District Public Library any Thursday at noon. The club meets in the Donnelly room in the basement each Thursday at noon.