SELINSGROVE — The Transitions 32nd annual auction, “Global Issues, Local Solutions,” will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Susquehanna University’s Evert dining room. The 2019 Auction features speakers, an extensive live and silent auction, dessert dash, live music and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Live and silent auction items include a variety of unique dinner and cocktail parties, tropical escapes to Maui and Florida, weekend getaways, as well as hand-crafted jewelry.
The keynote speaker is Katelyn Gaumer, who will share her personal experience as a domestic violence survivor. She decided to leave an abusive relationship when the abuse turned to her children. Det. William Neitz, the 2019 recipient of the Pete Macky Advocacy Award, also will be awarded for his years of service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Neitz served on the statewide legislative commission to address human trafficking in Pennsylvania.