- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)6
- Former Cape cop indicted on possessing child porn (2/17/17)2
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)47
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)9
Charles L. Hutson of Hutson Furniture, who died in 2003, started the auction now named for him 20 years ago. The goal then was to raise money to help the Downtown Merchants Association pay for new Christmas decorations.
The auction now benefits Old Town Cape, the redevelopment organization the Downtown Merchants have merged with. The proceeds still do what Hutson intended: help downtown prosper.
Tonight's auction will be held for the first time at the Marquette Tower penthouse, a locale that provides a stunning view of the city's downtown. Gift certificates, furnishings, art and other donated items will be up for bid.
The event is Old Town Cape's biggest fund raiser of the year. Last year's auction raised more than $20,000.
The action begins at 6:30 p.m.
Here's an opportunity to show your support for Cape Girardeau's historic downtown while enjoying what is destined to become one of the city's premier venues for special events. In other words: Have a good time. Charlie Hutson would have.