The Mississippi Auctioneer’s Association raised more than $680.00 to be donated to the Wahabi Shriners Hospital in Shreveport, La. The Association raised the money during its annual convention held in Jackson at the Ebenezer’s Restaurant March 4 through its Mississippi State Auctioneer Championships where contestants auctioned items donated by members. Steve Ryals, Brooklyn, was chosen as the 2016 Mississippi State Auctioneer Champion. Johnny Wright took home the title of Mississippi State Rookie Auctioneer Champion. Ryals and Wright competed with other auctioneers from around the state in front of a panel of judges for the titles.

The winter conference is the most anticipated event of the MAA’s year, as members and non-members alike gather together to hear world class guest speakers, network with like-minded professionals, elect officers and directors, and attend the spectacular bid-calling competition known as the Mississippi Auctioneer Championship.

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