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Online auction begins Sept. 1 to benefit Alton Memorial Hospital ambulance fund

Bidding starts at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 and runs through 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10


If a loved one is in an emergency, you want the ambulance to have the latest life-saving technology on board. The community can help make that happen by participating in the second annual Duck Pluckers Online Auction that runs from 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 through 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 to benefit the Alton Memorial Hospital Ambulance Fund.

Auction items are available now to preview at

The auction has dozens of items, including:

  • 2-person, 4-hour guided fishing adventure with a captain specializing in catching trophy catfish
  • Sports memorabilia including a package commemorating the final ride of Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright
  • Golf packages, including a Sunset Hills Country Club experience
  • Canope party in your home for 20 people
  • Wine tastings in your home
  • Baskets from local boutiques
  • Beer for a Year

To bid, all that is needed is a computer, phone or tablet. Visit online or scan the QR code.

The online auction supports the Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball, an outdoor event on Sept. 10 at NILO Farms near Brighton that includes a quail flush competition, a steak dinner and a live auction. Proceeds from the ball and auction not only help to purchase an ambulance vehicle but more than $125,000 worth of life-saving equipment on board.

“FIRSTNET technology allows us to do 12-lead EKGs from anywhere — a home, business or on the road,” said AMH EMS manager Jason Bowman. “The EKG can be transmitted to a doctor at any hospital in the greater Alton area before the patient arrives in the Emergency Department. This critical information helps the doctor determine if the patient is having an active heart attack so treatment can begin immediately on arrival.”

AMH Ambulance Services cover a 350-square-mile area in Jersey, Macoupin and Madison counties.

For questions about the auction or how to make a donation, call the AMH Development office at (618) 463-7701 or email

Shown: Another item in the online auction is this LED red line flag created by Matt Julian. He has made similar items for country music star Jason Aldean, country rap singer Big Smo and Ropers Regal Beagle Sports Bar and Grill in Godfrey. (Submitted photo)

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