A total of $85,000 was raised at the action packed, fun-filled, 24th annual Rotary Western Charity Auction March 2. Hundreds of successful bidders received great prizes from local businesses, but the real winners are the nonprofits that benefit from Dawnbreakers’ generosity since all proceeds will be donated to worthy 501(c)3 charities. The Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers is a service organization whose members meet weekly to learn, have a meal, enjoy fellowship, and select ways to give back to the community through financial gifts and service projects. “Together we serve people, support local services, and make a positive difference in the community, gaining results together that would be next to impossible individually,” said club President Gary Riegler. “You are invited to visit us for breakfast at the Holiday Inn-Crystal Lake, 6:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.” Pictured above, Dave Hill, Sue Dobbe and Dr. Lawrence DuBose after Dr. DuBose initiated bidding to support housing for veterans.