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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Simonton Windows Raises $41,000 at 12th Annual “Relay for Life” Charity Auction

Three cheers for the generous people of West Virginia!

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Simonton Windows hosted its 12th annual auction to benefit the American Cancer Society and raised $41,000 by selling more than 600 energy-efficient Simonton windows and doors. During the past 12 years the charity fundraiser has generated more than $405,000 in contributions for the Relay for Life® fundraising efforts in Ritchie and Pleasant Counties in West Virginia.

"People were extremely enthusiastic about participating in this year’s event,” says Dave Meeks, co-organizer of the event and a dispatcher/scheduler at Simonton Windows. “We significantly exceeded the amount of funds raised last year, which allowed us to make a strong contribution to the efforts of the Relay for Life activities in our area.”

Dozens of homeowners, builders and remodelers came to the auction at the Simonton manufacturing facility in Ellenboro, W.Va. where they bid on both new construction and replacement home windows at prices starting as low as $10 each. The energy-efficient vinyl windows and patio doors were available in a variety of sizes and styles.

“Each year we’re able to offer these new products that may have been returned to us unused by our customers or otherwise not used by the original purchaser,” says Meeks. “This is a great deal for the buyer at the auction and we’re thrilled that our yearly charity auction effort continues to be a major fundraising source for the American Cancer Society chapters in our area.”

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