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WPBS-TV, Watertown, PBS, announces the 48th Annual All-Star Auction, which will air live April 14th – 22nd, 6 pm to midnight on weekends and 7 pm to midnight on weekdays. Over 2,000 items donated by local businesses in Northern New York and Canada will be auctioned off during this nine-night event.  With help from 500 volunteers, viewers will be able to phone in and bid on hundreds of items!  View items before the auction with the online buyers guide at!  WPBS-TV will also be streaming the 9-night auction at and on Facebook.

MVP donors will be showcased each evening of the auction, along with specialty themed boards, including Admission Tickets, Travel, Clothing, Crafts, a wide variety of Lawn & Garden items and much more!  The All-Star Auction also features the favorite Wheel of the Night and Community Chests, which are live auctioned every night at 8pm. New this year Wacky Wednesday! Featuring giveaways, more wheels of the night and more community chests! Tune-in to WPBS-TV for the 30-minute All-Star Auction Preview Show airing Thursday, April 5th at 7:30pm; Saturday, April 7th at 9:00am; Sunday, April 8th at 3:00pm; Sunday, April 8th at 11:30pm; and Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm; or view online at to get a sneak peek at some of the items up for bids.

There is still plenty of time to become involved in the All-Star Auction!  Feature your business to thousands of people across Northern New York and Eastern Ontario.  A donation valued at a minimum of $50 gives you exposure that could otherwise cost hundreds.  Your donation is tax deductible and helps WPBS-TV purchase the programming that you love to watch on a station that you know and trust.  If you are a business and would like to donate an item, are interested in volunteering, or would like to provide additional sponsorship, please contact Peggy Brouty-Benton at or call 315-782-3142 ext. 301.  Volunteer sign-up and donor forms are also available on-line at

Sponsors for the All-Star Auction include; White’s Lumber and Building Supply, St. Lawrence Health System, and Independent Commercial Contractors Inc.

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission: Trusted as the source for life-long education, entertainment, and information to our two-nation regions through quality media content, partnerships, and service that inspires those we serve. More information about WPBS is available at, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.